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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:18 PM

Military has spent nearly $200,000 at Trump's Scottish resort since 2017

Source: Politico

Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the presidentís luxury Scotland resort, according to documents the House Oversight Committee said it received from the Pentagon on Wednesday.

The spending, which has all occurred since August 2017, paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms at the Turnberry resort over approximately three dozen separate stays, the committee said.

The Air Force confirmed last week that its crews had stayed up to 40 times at Trumpís property since 2015, but has not provided a breakdown of the number of stays since Trump was elected. The figures provided to the House Oversight Committee suggest the vast majority of stays ó if not all of them ó have occurred since Trump took office, raising concerns among Democrats about a conflict of interest.

POLITICO first reported earlier this month that the Oversight Committee had been probing military spending at Turnberry since April to determine whether the money constitution a violation of the Constitutionís domestic emoluments clause, which prohibits the president from receiving any compensation from the federal government other than his salary.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/18/military-trumps-scottish-resort-1501877




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:25 PM

1. That's chump change for Trump. I bet it's way more.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:59 PM

2. For a struggling resort it might be keeping it afloat...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:39 PM

9. Trump would expect a lot more than that.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:02 PM

7. There is no such thing as "chump change" for Trump.

Money is sacred to him, and no amount is too small to worship.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:40 PM

10. Trump doesn't settle for "small."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:01 PM

3. What would it have cost to stay and fuel up elsewhere?

Did the resort offer a discounted rate? What was the going rate and occupancy at the resort around those dates?

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:16 PM

4. Even if Trump offered a discount,

Trump's property should be off limits because of the appearance of impropriety
Just suppose the military had spent $200,000 at a property owned by Hillary or Obama or Bill.

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Response to Frances (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:32 PM

11. Agreed. But you know damn well Trump charged rack rate and that there were empty rooms available

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:53 PM

12. It would have cost a hell of a lot less...

...for them to fuel at RAF Mildenhall, England, or Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and lodge in base transient quarters.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:44 PM

5. Start holding Trump and his band of grifters by clawing this $200,000 back.

That is a start, but don't end there.

Don't stop until you have accounted for every penny him and his grifters have stolen from the taxpayers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:49 PM

6. Other articles mention that there is closer lodging that is cheaper.

Other articles mention that there is closer lodging that is cheaper.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:30 PM

8. Was there ever a need for the Air Force to stay at Turnberry before the Trump presidency?

Is there a strategic reason to stay at this property. . .

Just impeach him already! !!

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:54 PM

13. No. There's no reason on earth for them to stay at Turnberry.

There are no shortage of US Air Force installations in Europe.

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