Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary

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Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary
With his Thanksgiving vacation, President Donald Trump’s golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.

Of that amount, many hundreds of thousands ― perhaps millions ― of dollars have gone into his own cash registers, as Secret Service agents, White House staff and other administration officials stay and eat at his hotels and golf courses.

The exact amount cannot be determined because the White House refuses to reveal how many Trump aides have been staying at his properties when he visits them and will not turn over receipts for the charges incurred.

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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Donald Trump uses his presidency as a way to put money into his pocket,” said Jordan Libowitz of the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “The issue isn’t that he likes golf. The issue is that he has spent a huge amount of his presidency making promotional appearances at his struggling golf courses, and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill.”

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During his campaign for the Oval Office, Trump claimed that as president, he would be too busy working to have time for any vacations at all. “I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again. I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again,” he told a rally audience in February 2016, referring to two Trump-owned courses. “I don’t ever think I’d see anything. I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.”

Despite those remarks, Trump is on schedule to spend far more time on the golf course than Obama did. At this point in Obama’s first term, he had spent 88 days on a golf course. But Trump’s visit to his course in West Palm Beach on Wednesday was his 223rd day at one of his own courses ― two and a half times as many golfing days as Obama.

Further, Obama played the majority of his rounds at courses on military bases within a short drive of the White House, while Trump has insisted on taking numerous trips to visit his courses in New Jersey and Florida, both of which require seven-figure travel and security costs.

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What is so obvious is this is one of the very first Trump (225 visits to HIS properties as of 11-27-19) lies to be confirmed when HE said on the campaign trail that HE wouldn't have time to waste as president. I've also included President Obama's golfing visits (mentioned in OP) which verify that he did indeed use mostly military golf courses in his 332 visits in 8 years.
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You will not get any Trump supporters to comment in this thread. I remember Obama was criticized every which way when he went golfing. The right wing complained about him spending to much of the tax payers money but with Trump not a fucking word about it from them.

You have to watch what Fox said about Obama in these clips, they are the worlds biggest hypocrits.

 

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Closing thread in deference to existing thread:

 
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