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Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:14 PM

Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property

By Philip Bump March 26 at 1:42 PM

For the eighth weekend in a row, President Trump has visited a property that bears his name. He has done so on 21 of the 66 days he has been in office, meaning that for the equivalent of three full weeks of his just-over-nine weeks as commander in chief, he has spent all or part of a day at a Trump property — earning that property mentions in the media and the ability to tell potential clients that they might be able to interact with the president. And, despite his insistence on the campaign trail that he would avoid the links — “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he said in August — he has made 13 visits to his own golf courses since becoming president, likely playing golf on at least 12 of those occasions.

Below, a breakdown of Trump’s visits to his properties. They include:

• Trump International Hotel in Washington.
• Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va.
• Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.
• Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.



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Reply Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2017 OP
R B Garr Mar 2017 #1
furtheradu Mar 2017 #2
secondwind Mar 2017 #5
furtheradu Mar 2017 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2017 #3
moondust Mar 2017 #4
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2017 #7
MrScorpio Mar 2017 #8
DK504 Mar 2017 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:31 PM

1. Thanks Obama!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:37 PM

2. Huh. Now, what can he be doing at his properties

that he couldn't do at OUR White House?

trump bizness trouble? If (IF!) the Trump properties are in the "kids' " hands, trump *could* make phone calls from the WH.

Not sure why, but this wkend's little outing of his really burns my butt.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 12:41 PM

5. He gets paid for feeding/lodging Secret Service, etc.. ka-ching!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:52 PM

6. Well, there is THAT!

Very valid point
For SOME reason, I think it's more nefarious than just greed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:52 PM

3. Takes more time off than any president in history

More than Bush or Reagan

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:09 PM

4. Free advertising.

He knows cameras follow him everywhere so he's helping out [strike]his[/strike] "somebody's" business with lots of advertising paid for by taxpayers. Eyeballs, baybee!!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028856557

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 05:02 PM

7. When Jimmy Carter became president, he placed his family business into a blind trust

He followed the rules. And during his years as president, he saw his only job as working for the American people. I recently revisited his 2014 autobiography "A Full Life: Reflections at 90," which I enthusiastically recommend. He shares details and opinions and it's a fascinating read - or listen, since I have it on audio, read by the author himself.

When his father died, Jimmy Carter gave up a brilliant career in the Navy to return to Plains to take over the family farm. Rosalynn was not happy about it and it was a struggle. In the beginning, they lived in subsidized housing and Jimmy made much of their furniture himself - they still use a lot of it today.

When he became president, his business was placed in a blind trust. During his presidency, he didn't even receive reports. There could be no conflict of interest. And when he returned to private life in 1981, he learned that things had not gone well. He says there had been "mismanagement," and coupled with three years of drought, he not only came close to losing the business, but also their home, which he had also helped to build. He was able to sell the Carter warehouse to pay off much of the debt, but he was forced to start over again.

I can't help comparing this to Trump who apparently sees the presidency as a money making opportunity - not only for himself, but also for his adult children - who are also costing the taxpayers millions. Rachel Maddow had a recent report on a business Trump acquired in SC - that requires toxic waste cleanup. He expected the taxpayers of SC to pay for that since the waste was there when he acquired it. But who was the previous owner who left it that way? His eldest son...

Jimmy Carter viewed the presidency as an opportunity to do some good in the world and he has continued to give back, through the Carter Center, the diplomatic missions he has undertaken for subsequent presidents and his ongoing work for Habitat for Humanity. In 1984, former VP Mondale summed up their years in Washington, "'We told the truth, obeyed the law and kept the peace." I can't help comparing that to Trump - who appears to be in this only for what he can take.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 05:06 PM

8. Padding his pockets on the taxpayer's dime

Grifty Grift-a-Lot will grift.

FDT.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:37 PM

9. Sooooo, at #3 million each trip

exactly how much has this drained the American bank?

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