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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:45 PM

Trump Using Marine One As A Prop To Promote His Irish Golf Course

POLITICS 06/07/2019 11:47 am ET

Minutes after Trump left his course at Doonbeg, it posted video of his arrival there aboard a government helicopter and him getting ready to tee off in promotional material.

President Donald Trump’s for-profit golf course in Ireland on Friday started using video of his arrival aboard Marine One and of him getting ready to tee off in its promotional material.

Videos were posted on the Trump International Golf Links, Doonbeg, Twitter feed within minutes of his departure back to Washington. Trump played golf there at least Friday morning and possibly on Wednesday and Thursday, as well. The video of him on the first tee, with the Atlantic Ocean in the background, was also posted on the resort’s Facebook page.

The addition of Ireland to this week’s itinerary taking him to London and Normandy cost U.S. taxpayers at least $3.6 million beyond what the trip would have cost otherwise, according to a preliminary HuffPost analysis of the extra travel and security costs.

That would bring the total for Trump’s golf vacations during his first two and a half years in office to $105.8 million.

“At this point, it appears that Donald Trump views his presidency as just another way to support his business,” said Jordan Libowitz of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government. “On an international trip at taxpayer expense, he stopped by to film a commercial for his Irish golf course, which is advertising the stop explicitly as one by the president of the United States. His own lawyers, in their ‘Conflict of Interest’ white paper, said this would not happen. But at this point, it’s clear all that matters to President Trump is what makes him money.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-doonbeg-video_n_5cfa7f93e4b0c7edd0b661a5

This pisses me off to know end.............................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:46 PM

1. Commercializing and monetizing the presidency...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 01:11 PM

7. K&R The Pentagon already chastised tRump for using the military as a political tool

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:47 PM

2. Another day, another example of how he monetizes his presidency



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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:48 PM

3. And he slammed Obama for some time on the links. What an ass.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:53 PM

5. Trump golfing cost to taxpayers: $102 million and counting

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 12:53 PM

4. The most corrupt president

He is a despicable bastard.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 01:07 PM

6. Everything he does is designed to enrich himself.

Everything. Nothing matters to Donald J. Trump except Donald J. Trump.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 01:21 PM

8. Was going to ask our golfer son-in-law if

"Marine One Landed Here!" would finally seduce him over on his next trip, but then I saw Trump was there also. Forget that.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 02:30 PM

9. I'd still like to know where Donald got the money to the Irish & Scottish golf courses.

His most recent bankruptcy filing was in 2009 (Trump Entertainment Resorts) but yet he somehow managed to "pay cash" for properties totaling $400 million in the past nine years.

It just doesn't add up. I think Eric accidentally told the truth when he told that golf reporter James Dodson that the Russians gave them all the money they wanted.

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