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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:10 PM

Trump's four trips to Mar-a-Lago in February-March of 2017 cost taxpayers roughly $14 million

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NEWS: Trump's four trips to Mar-a-Lago in February-March of 2017 - including summit with Japanese PM Abe - cost taxpayers roughly $14 million: https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/trumps-early-trips-mar-lago-cost-14-million/story?id=60853784




President Donald Trump's four trips to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida over four weeks in March and February 2017, including his summit with the Japanese prime minister, cost the government nearly $14 million, according to the results of a nonpartisan government watchdog's investigation obtained by ABC News.

The accounting, which reveals that the government also paid roughly $600,000 to Trump's Palm Beach property, provides one of the clearest pictures to date of the costs incurred by the government for the president's travel to his properties.

The report, from the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan watchdog that works as an investigative arm of Congress, also found that the U.S. Secret Service spent $396,000 protecting the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, on three international trips in early 2017.

Of the $13.6 million spent by the government on Trump's four trips to Florida, $10.6 million was spent on government aircraft and boats, while another $3 million was spent on transporting, lodging and feeding government personnel associated with the trips, according to the GAO.

The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security incurred a majority of those costs, according to GAO, approximately $8.5 million and $5.1 million, respectively.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/trumps-early-trips-mar-lago-cost-14-million/story?id=60853784

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Achilleaze Feb 5 #1
Miles Archer Feb 5 #2
bearsfootball516 Feb 5 #3
Blue Owl Feb 5 #4

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. republicans squander our hard-earned tax money on luxuries for a "billionaire*"

How sick is that? They cut food stamps for the hungry, and squander millions on a freaking casino-hustling "billionaire." Sick. Really sick (R).


* aka republican Draft-dodger-in-Chief

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:18 PM

2. My favorite part of all of this is...

...that my Republican friends on Facebook regularly repeat that horseshit about him "giving up his fabulous billionaire lifestyle to work for no salary as president."

FOUR days, $14 million. And the MAGAts are still buying his hats.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:18 PM

3. "$3 million was spent on transporting, lodging and feeding government personnel"

Since he's the owner of the Trump property, that's taxpayer money going straight into his pocket.

Every time he stays at a Trump property, that happens.

A massive, massive conflict of interests that nobody ever talks about.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 02:22 PM

4. Takes the concept of grifting to a whole 'nother level

And not a good level...

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