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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:16 PM

Pence family boondoggle in Ireland cost U.S. taxpayers $600,000 for the limos alone


Pence family boondoggle in Ireland cost U.S. taxpayers $600,000 for the limos alone
Jen Hayden
Daily Kos Staff
Tuesday September 10, 2019 ∑ 3:56 PM EDT


Vice President Mike Pence went to Poland to stand in for Donald Trump, who decided to stay behind in the U.S. for a weekend of monitoring Hurricane Dorian from his golf cart. Pence met with Polish President Andrzej Duda on behalf of Trump in an effort to build support for allowing Russia to be re-admitted to the G-7, something all the other members of the G-7 oppose because of Putinís aggressive actions in the Crimea region of Ukraine, which he annexed for Russia.

Afterward, the Pence family, which included the vice presidentís wife-mother, sister, and mother, loaded up for a trip to Ireland, where the Pence family immigrated from several generations ago. Although he was there to meet with Irish leaders and he was technically there on official United States business, Pence and his family opted to stay on the opposite side of the country, to be near the hometown of Penceís great-great-grandpappy, which also happened to be conveniently located near the once struggling Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg. Oh, what a time they had! They saw a pub! They walked down the main street to the pub, which is owned by a distant cousin of Penceís, with an entourage of limousines behind them, waving to the roughly half-dozen people who turned out to see them.

Now we learn that the travel back and forth from Dublin to Doonbeg, where the Pence family spent two nights at Trumpís hotel, were quite costly for American taxpayers. CREW obtained the contracts from the State Department and learned that taxpayers ponied up $599,454.36 just for the limousines used to ferry the Pence family back and forth across Ireland.

And for the record, the Doonbeg stay wasnít the first time Mike Pence has directly helped Donald Trumpís bottom line:

Though the ridiculous logistics and spending of taxpayer money a Doonbeg made this visit particularly corrupt, it was far from the first time Pence funneled money to Trump properties. According to a recent CREW report, he is one of the most frequent visitors in the Trump administration, visiting Trump businesses at least 20 times. Additionally, political groups linked to Pence have also hosted 6 events at Trump properties.


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Reply Pence family boondoggle in Ireland cost U.S. taxpayers $600,000 for the limos alone (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 10 OP
spanone Sep 10 #1
notdarkyet Sep 10 #2
babylonsister Sep 10 #3
HipChick Sep 10 #5
babylonsister Sep 10 #6
UpInArms Sep 10 #4
Scurrilous Sep 10 #7
UTUSN Sep 10 #8
GeorgeGist Sep 10 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 11 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:18 PM

1. They are looting America.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:28 PM

2. Why are the taxpayers being charged. Pence should pay for it. Who paid for travel gate?

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:29 PM

3. "Official business", so they say. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:12 PM

5. Need to figure out how to take my family with me on business trips

and have my company pay for it...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:14 PM

6. Right?! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. Grifters gotta grift ...

eom

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:49 PM

7. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:54 PM

8. So Mother stopped crying from Election Night about "how we going to make it financially?"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:38 PM

9. And Jesus said unto them ...

Grift to the Max man. You only die at the end.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:34 AM

10. Kremlin Don demands his vig

Baby Donald's daddy is not around to prop him up, so he's using our treasury to do it.

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