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Sun May 17, 2020, 12:56 AM

Secret Service Signs $179,000 Contract For Golf Carts At Trump Course This Summer

The Secret Service has signed a $179,000 contract to rent golf carts this summer in Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Donald Trump has a golf resort.

The contract, reported Friday by The Washington Post, appeared this week in federal expense documents.

News of the expenditure follows revelations in the Post that the U.S. government has paid nearly $1 million to Trump businesses for room rental since he became president, largely for the Secret Service. Taxpayers have now paid for the equivalent of more than four years’ worth of nightly rentals at Trump properties, according to the Post, in what the newspaper termed an “unprecedented” business relationship between a president and the government he runs.

Trump, unlike other presidents, refused to divest from his businesses when he became commander in chief. That has raised ethical issues as Trump weighs what’s good for his wallet against what’s good for the public. Last week, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 neared 80,000, Trump touted a tweet from his golf course in Los Angeles, which urged people to reserve their tee times even amid the pandemic.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/secret-service-golf-cart-rental-trump-bedminster_n_5ebf2cccc5b618f681f09907

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Reply Secret Service Signs $179,000 Contract For Golf Carts At Trump Course This Summer (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
jmowreader May 2020 #1
Chainfire May 2020 #5
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #6
jmowreader May 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #8
struggle4progress May 2020 #2
Blue Owl May 2020 #3
donkeypoofed May 2020 #4
Initech May 2020 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:11 AM

1. How much of that money can we recoup after Trump is gone?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:06 AM

5. None

The SS has to do what ever is necessary to protect the Fuhrer.

When Trump is no longer president I wonder of these relatively new golf carts will be abandoned at the facility?

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:09 AM

6. This Is A Lease

They're not even buying them!
Read a link in GD earlier.
This is enough to have 40 agents, 2 per cart, 2.5 rounds 365 days a year.
The cost reported is ridiculously high.
Even if it's 80 agents, 40 carts, it's still 1&1/4th rounds per day, every single day for a year!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:28 PM

7. What could have been entertaining...

...is if the first bill the new House brought forth was to purchase the Secret Service a fleet of 50 new American-made golf carts and trucks to carry them in. How fast would Trump have vetoed it?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:45 PM

8. Need A Provision

That they are used the standard 7 years that country clubs who buy carts hold them. Your plan would cost around $800k so we need at least 7 years before they replace them.
Then when sold after 7 years, that money goes toward the replacements.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:14 AM

2. We may need a constitutional amendment

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:20 AM

3. TRUMPGATE!!!

n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:37 AM

4. That won't even cover his interest payments for a day!

I mean, when y"owe 300 mil, the interest payments are hella huge.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:51 PM

9. Hey if we can't go anywhere, neither should he.

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