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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:32 PM

How much money has the Trump pResidency cost America?

This thought has been troubling me for some time.

Ever since I read that his protective Secret Service agents are required to stay in expensive Trump-owned facilities and rent pricey golf carts at taxpayer expense, I have wondered how much of our money he is blowing through. Particularly when it profits one of his properties and lines his own pockets.

Use of Air Force One and the White House for campaign purposes and for personal use. Huge tax giveaways to the rich and the corporations, some presumably with financial ties to himself and his family. The looting of protective gear including masks, leaving to shortages for medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Selling federal land to private interests. And how much did his gold toilet cost us?

His golf trips. His weekly trips to Mar-a-Lago. Making Secret Service agents stay at a Trump-owned property in Scotland at taxpayer expense an hour from where Trump was staying. These are likely just the tip of an iceberg of squandering public money.

I'm just citing these few examples off the top of my head. Surely skilled researchers can put together some realistic numbers. Maybe it's been done already.

The Biden-Harris campaign might want to put together some estimates, if there is enough time.

My fear is that after he is kicked or dragged out of the White House in January, and the amount of money he has cost us is finally added up and made public, we will discover that he has bankrupted our nation, landing us in debt for many years to come.



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Reply How much money has the Trump pResidency cost America? (Original post)
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 OP
kimbutgar Sep 2020 #1
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #2
dhol82 Sep 2020 #3
dhol82 Sep 2020 #4
MineralMan Sep 2020 #5
Hugin Sep 2020 #6
StClone Sep 2020 #8
Hugin Sep 2020 #10
llashram Sep 2020 #7
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #9
llashram Sep 2020 #11
Bayard Sep 2020 #12
Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #13

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:33 PM

1. Maybe the USA needs to seize some assets to,pay off his debts to America during his 4 years

Of grifting.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:35 PM

2. We may have to get in line with his many creditors nt

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:36 PM

3. He has no assets left.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:37 PM

4. I think the national debt is now approaching our GDP.

It is horrific.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:38 PM

5. The amount is incalculable.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:38 PM

6. In-the-poke-a-hontas's inept handling of the COVID pandemic alone has cost the US Trillions...

(with a 'T') of Dollars.

Plus, an incalculable loss in public confidence in our public health institutions and standing as a world leader. Something, I doubt we'll reclaim in my lifetime.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:43 PM

8. You covered many bases

But, I will add loss of security covers and operations. He has blown them for Pooty and many intelligent agency assets which took years and likely 100s of million if not billions to secure.

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Response to StClone (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:48 PM

10. Just about anywhere one looks...

Resources and reputation blown.

Squandered for no good reason.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:39 PM

7. I bet he and his grifter family

has looted billions of dollars. 800,000,000 million in campaign funds has gone missing in just one incidence. How many more grifts has this family of just the top three trump, ivanka and jarad perpetrated?

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Response to llashram (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:44 PM

9. The mind boggles

Maybe we need to prepare a bill to hand him on Jan. 20, along with a sheaf of subpoenas.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:52 PM

11. I do so hope

they all are revealed as the out and out criminals that they are. After they are shown the door out at 1600.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:47 PM

12. If he's stolen so much of our money,

Why is he so broke?

Just wondering...

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Response to Bayard (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:50 PM

13. Good question. Secret bank accounts?

Transferred to Ivanka and Jared?

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