Trump "golf habit" cost US taxpayers $43 Million in 2017

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Doesn't say whether all the road closures and business losses around Mar-a-Lago were included, or the cost of golf cart rental (paid directly to Trump golf clubs, ergo directly to Trump) and lodgings for SS.

Report: The American public spent $43 Million last year so Trump could play golf

The American public spent at least $43 million in order to support President Donald Trump‘s considerable golf habit in 2017.

Reports on presidential golf expenses are not itemized under official U.S. government statistics or written into the outlays for the U.S. governmental financial year. Rather, the $43 million total is a low-end estimate provided by TrumpGolfCount.com. (A similar tracker took note of President Barack Obama‘s similarly publicized proclivity for the track.)

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To break down the numbers a bit, taxpayers shelled out just shy of $20 million for airfare on Trump’s golf outings to Mar-a-Lago alone. An additional $8.5 million was spent on flights to Trump’s Bedminister club.

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When the 44th and 45th presidents face-off over the dubious honor, however, Trump beats Obama hands-down. In fact, it’s not even close: After the first year of each man’s presidency, Obama had only played golf 28 times; Trump definitely played at least 43 times in that same timespan–and likely played around 76 games of golf–at a cost of roughly $1 million per game–all on the dime of the American people.
 
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This is the first thread I saw today. Then, I turned on CNN and they were swooning over two pro golfer who played golf with Trump. It was all a big joke to them.
 
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Doesn't say whether all the road closures and business losses around Mar-a-Lago were included, or the cost of golf cart rental (paid directly to Trump golf clubs, ergo directly to Trump) and lodgings for SS.

Report: The American public spent $43 Million last year so Trump could play golf
That's an amazing stat.

To say that "after the first year...".

One would expect them to wait until after the first year to tell us.

Trump has another 3 day weekend coming up before his first year is up, contrary to what the OP says.

Wonder if he'll go back to Florida and get in some more golf?

Boy I'd hate to see that, because it would REALLY piss of some people...
 

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"us" refers to them American type individuals.

The reasonable ones, anyway.

As usual, it does not include everyone...

A few exceptions to every rule, of course.
how a person feels about CNN has nothing to do with being an American.
 
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how a person feels about CNN has nothing to do with being an American.
That's the beauty of being American.

Some people blindly follow CNN or some other "news" source and consider everything they say to be true.

That's their right as Americans.

Some of us get our information from a variety of sources and constantly question whether or not it is true.

That's the reasonable thing that smart Americans do.

That's THEIR right as Americans.

Of course there's still lots of "sheeple" out there who never question a source, because it's what they WANT to believe.