HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Irish funeral firm rents ...

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:32 PM

Irish funeral firm rents out four limousines to Trump for $1m

Yes, our Chief Dotard is a fine example of fiscal responsibility when the taxpayers are footing the bill.

They are, by all accounts, wheels to die for. JP Ward & Sons, an Irish funeral services home, rents out its fleet of Mercedes E-Class limousines not just to mourners but to anyone who wants to travel in style.

A killer price tag has not deterred the latest customer: the White House. It is so keen to use the vehicles for Donald Trump’s two-day visit to Ireland that it is spending nearly $1m (£788,000) of US taxpayers’ money to rent them.

The Trump administration paid the family-owned firm based in Bray, County Wicklow, $935,033 in four tranches, according to USASpending.gov, an official portal that records federal government spending.

The state department did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation that the outlay was to rent four vehicles, which would work out at $233,748 per vehicle.

The presidential entourage’s hotel bills have also drawn scrutiny. State department documents show US taxpayers have spent $1,223,230 on VIP accommodation at the InterContinental hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair, London.

12 replies, 1466 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Irish funeral firm rents out four limousines to Trump for $1m (Original post)
RainCaster Jun 2019 OP
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #1
underpants Jun 2019 #2
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #3
TreasonousBastard Jun 2019 #8
Ohiogal Jun 2019 #4
Arkansas Granny Jun 2019 #5
montanacowboy Jun 2019 #6
MineralMan Jun 2019 #7
dweller Jun 2019 #9
Generic Other Jun 2019 #10
spanone Jun 2019 #11
flotsam Jun 2019 #12

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:35 PM

1. I suppose the US taxpayers are picking up the tab for this too?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:35 PM

2. His kids were not invited

But they showed up anyway

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:35 PM

3. Why does anyone in the presidential entourage need a limousine?

Only the president needs a limousine and the Secret Service provides those. Everyone else in the motorcade should be riding in vans, SUVs or sedans.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:43 PM

8. I'd throw 'em in the back of a '69 Ford pickup.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:37 PM

4. And unaccompanied migrant children at the border

are being denied legal representation due to budget cuts ....

When will this ridiculous nightmare end?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:37 PM

5. Good grief. Would it have been cheaper to buy limos?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:40 PM

6. And I worry about how

I am going to pay my taxes.

I am just goddamn good and fed up with these fucking grifters, the beverly hillbillies of the Dump Clan, no class, no sense. Tramping through life stealing, cheating, lying. They are careless people like Daisy and Tom. Entitled, dimwitted, unaware.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:41 PM

7. How much of that is kicked back to Trump?

Kickbacks are staples in the businesses he's in. Part of the deal.

For example, a contract to furnish a hotel with a furniture manufacturer will have prices inflated by that kickback, which is handled through other channels.

If Trump doesn't take kickbacks, he'll be the only one who does that in such deals.

BTW, for those who don't know, a standard bundle of $100 bill is $10,000. That's what a "bundle of money" means.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:49 PM

9. hopefully

a test drive ...


✌🏼️

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:00 PM

10. The whole entourage smelled suspiciously like formaldyhyde and mothballs

by the time they arrived at the hotel. And all of the Irish ghosts in the cars are now going to cast a pall everywhere he goes!

And when the Grim Reaper running the Senate smells him when he gets home, it will excite his old bones into a frenzy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:02 PM

11. It's not his money, it's ours...so why should he care?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 04:32 PM

12. There were 12 cars in Trump's motorcade in England including "the beast"-his personal limo

...all of which we paid to airlift there. There are several car ferries from England to Ireland-US taxpayers spent $1.5 million for the beast and moron boy spent 2/3 of that to rent cars he didn't need for the equivalent of a weekend??? The bastard should be impeached for the profligate waste of taxpayer funds!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread