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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:35 PM

Mike Pence defends decision to stay at Trump Doonbeg property in Ireland

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Source: CBS News

Vice President Mike Pence and his staff are defending his decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump's properties while in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he's enriching Trump at taxpayers' expense. Outside the U.S. ambassador's residence in Dublin, Pence responded to a question about his stay.

"I understand political attacks by Democrats. But if you have a chance to get to Doonbeg you'll find it's a fairly small place, and the opportunity to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg to accommodate the unique footprint that comes with our security detail and other personnel made it logical," he said. "We checked it with the State Department, they approved us staying there."

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Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, said Tuesday that the decision to stay at Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg was made at the president's "suggestion" and that Pence and his entourage are not staying free of charge.

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Mr. Trump's property Doonbeg is on the opposite side of Ireland from Dublin — about 180 miles away. The Trump organization is presumably benefiting from the vice president's stay, which includes his staff and Secret Service. Staying in Doonbeg is also incurring taxpayer costs for the flight back and forth between Doonbeg and Dublin.



Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vp-mike-pence-defends-decision-to-stay-at-trump-doonbeg-property-in-ireland/



"We checked it with the State Department, they approved us staying there."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:39 PM

1. I don't see any logical defense of being 180 away

or of needing to take extra flights.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:11 PM

16. The flights will be on a special new Trump air shuttle

and they'll charge $5,000 per seat each way to the American taxpayer to fly the 180 miles.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

19. Maybe there are no hotels in Dublin.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:39 PM

2. "...checked it with our personal State Department."

Fixed.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:43 PM

3. You had the chance to stay in Dublin you idiot.........

Pence's response is totally off!

...........But if you have a chance to get to Doonbeg you'll find it's a fairly small place, ...........................

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:43 PM

4. When a mob boss 'suggests' something to you



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:46 PM

5. Billionaire Republican golfers are special

Wealthy Republicans enjoy luxury golf at taxpayer expense. Ha ha. Very special indeed to rip off the taxpayers for your own fatcat republican luxuries.


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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:49 PM

6. Doonbeg was made at the president's "suggestion"



Do a little painting while your there underling...
Place is a mess..irish won't work there..

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:59 PM

7. "unique footprint" my ass ... more like

unique, vindictive, demanding narcissist and crook for whom absolute fealty is necessary to one's survival. Or in other words, unique and persistent ass kissing. Fuck Off Pence!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:08 PM

8. " ... the opportunity to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg ... "

aka funnel $250,000 (guess) into Trump and Family's pockets.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:11 PM

9. "We're corrupt as shit" said Pence.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:28 PM

10. What a corrupt administration.

There has never been, nor will there ever be, another administration as corrupt as Donald Trump's.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:58 PM

11. We will find out the cost.

Unless Trump tries to bury it as "national security", and I don't doubt he'll try, it's public information and subject to an FOIA request. At least that might prevent the Commander In Cheat from gouging tax payers. Too much.

If Mother and Mother need spas, mud baths, makeovers, and airbrushed nails during their stay I suggest they cough up some of the money they already stole from Indiana.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:27 PM

12. who'da thunk they were

at the president's "suggestion" and that Pence and his entourage are not staying free of charge.

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they're getting the grifters price which is 5x the usual guest rate, after all, they aren't paying out of their own pocket, they're picking it out of the taxpayers.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:04 PM

13. Pence is the epitome of a sycophant



And if Trump was impeached, and he took over......He'd probably STILL be taking orders from Trump.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:07 PM

14. This stuff just makes my blood boil!

They don't even try to hide the grifting any longer.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:08 PM

15. Openly criminal. Sick, venal.

It's like they're trying to break ALL the laws, before the plug gets pulled.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:15 PM

17. Someone should wipe the shit off his nose that is so far up Trump's fat ass.

I just hope that one day soon all these Trump loving traitors will be exposed for the frauds and hypocrites that they are.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:17 PM

18. "The equivalent of "Mother said it was ok."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:01 PM

20. Is there no I.G. for the Exec. Branch?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:54 PM

21. His head is so far up Donnie Shit for Brains ass

he can see Moscow.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:55 PM

22. And this s**thead thnks that there are no other American businesses to support too? What a ...

selfish dick.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:46 PM

23. Locking.

Consensus of forum hosts is that this post is essentially a dupe of this earlier one, because it doesn’t add important new information: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142362956

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