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Thursday, November 28, 2019

With his Thanksgiving vacation, President Donald Trump's golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses â the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking. Of that amount, many hundreds of thousands â perhaps millions â of dollars have gone into his own cash registers, as Secret Service agents, White House staff and other administration officials stay and eat at his hotels and golf courses.

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ProPublica, for example, found that Mar-a-Lago charged taxpayers $546 a night for rooms â three times the per-diem rate and the maximum allowed by federal rules â for 24 Trump administration officials who stayed there during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017.

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So 4 Muellers?

Of that amount, many hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of dollars have gone into his own cash registers, as Secret Service agents, White House staff and other administration officials stay and eat at his hotels and golf courses.

So he's saving money ... God, I love Trump saving taxpayer money...

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-28 12:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No way. President Trump said he would not be playing golf as president. That's something Obama did, and Trump was very critical of that. So he obviously wouldn't be doing 2 1/2 times as much golfing, and he certainly would not be making American taxpayers foot the bill for meals and fancy drinks and hotel stays at his properties.

But even if he did, it's no big deal because George Soros and Tom Cruise took Hillary Clinton's email server to Ukraine to hide their murder of Epstein.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2019-11-28 12:56 PM | Reply

So he's saving money ... God, I love Trump saving taxpayer money...

Only a Trump supporter could believe that charging three times the rate is somehow "saving taxpayer money".

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-11-28 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

trumpgolfcount.com

No lies on Thanksgiving knucklehead

Judo-Chop!

#4 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2019-11-28 12:56 PM | Reply

So he's saving money ... God, I love Trump saving taxpayer money...

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-28 12:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

You tell 'em! That's using the ol' noggin, yes sir.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2019-11-28 12:57 PM | Reply

Also this:

www.usdebtclock.org

#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2019-11-28 01:06 PM | Reply

I've said it before. I'll say it again.

Donnie Dumpsterfire wasn't a billionaire before he became president.

But he will be when he leaves office.

If there's one thing Donnie knows, it's embezzlement.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-28 01:30 PM | Reply

BFD. I twas his money. By the way, how can you spend $115 Million on Golf in 3 years?

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-28 01:37 PM | Reply

^ secret service, overcharging to his own properties, staff hotel, per diems, local transportation, cooks, no-fly restrictions, extra police requirements, and. The list goes on and on.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-11-28 02:11 PM | Reply

It's been reported that the Secret Service has spent well over a half-million just in golf cart rental fees at his golf courses, so that they can follow him around the links.

OCU

#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-11-28 02:48 PM | Reply

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Watchdog: Rates at Trump hotel nearly three times higher for Republican retreat

Rates for rooms at PresidentTrump's hotel in Washington, D.C., are nearly three timeshigher than usual on the night of a Republican Senate retreat that will be hosted at the property, according to areport publishedby watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Monday.

The hotel's "premier" and "deluxe" rooms, the least expensive ones offered, cost $1,345 and $1,395, respectively, for the night of Nov. 7, the group reported.

By contrast, rooms typically average $455 a night, according to the report, which cites Google searches conducted Oct. 23, 25 and 28.

thehill.com

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-11-28 02:58 PM | Reply

So he's saving money ... God, I love Trump saving taxpayer money...
#1 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-11-28 12:46 PM | REPLY |

Where do you get saving money out of Trump doubling the rates at Doral, and pocketing the cash?

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-11-28 04:36 PM | Reply

He presented his Trump Club Players Card and got 10% off greens fees, so there's that savings. Made it back on the $79.95 MAGA hats in the pro shops...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2019-11-28 07:00 PM | Reply

Don't worry, the National Debt will pay for itself in Debt Ceiling increases.

#14 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-11-28 07:14 PM | Reply

God bless his stupid heart

#15 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-28 07:56 PM | Reply

Where do you get saving money out of Trump doubling the rates at Doral, and pocketing the cash?

#12 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

Fat Andy, like most (R)tards and Russians, is crappy at math.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-28 09:14 PM | Reply

BFD. I twas his money. By the way, how can you spend $115 Million on Golf in 3 years?

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-11-28 01:37 PM | REPLY |

By charging double rates and taking a full security detail to golf at a private club instead of golfing at courses that are on American bases that do not require that level of additional security. Going to Doral which is in a public urban area requires a much larger security detail than golfing at Andrews Air Force base.

#17 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-11-29 01:30 AM | Reply

Golf is for people who can't do real sports. No different than bowling or ping pong.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 10:25 AM | Reply

Where do you get saving money out of Trump doubling the rates at Doral, and pocketing the cash?

#12 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

I think that's his way of admitting he's wrong.

He'll never outright admit it, so he trolls with obviously trolling to avoid having to seriously comment and defend Trump's behavior.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-29 10:25 AM | Reply

secret service, overcharging to his own properties, staff hotel, per diems, local transportation, cooks, no-fly restrictions, extra police requirements, and. The list goes on and on.

#9 | Posted by e1g1

Funny. And it was all free when o'bummer went golfing.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-29 11:15 AM | Reply

Once again we are given proof that if Liberals would ever use their investigative powers for good, this country could be great again. Instead, they just use it for bias and spin. Imagine if they would do this for ALL Presidents instead of just the ones they don't like. And the answer isn't because every other President is 100% ethical because there is much proof given of the last 4 Presidents being anything but. The Reps aren't anywhere close to this magnitude of granularity that the Dems are showing during Trump, so when a Dem is President we just get hate and/or lots of weak talking points backed up by valid but disjointed data from the Reps. Libs are showing their incredible prowess but their hate is stopping them from actually being a benefit to the country.

"Funny. And it was all free when o'bummer went golfing."

This explains my last point perfectly. You have to ignore that kind of stuff because it doesn't fit the Liberal narrative. They could have created a great argument but instead we got articles from Reps screaming about his golf time but barely any substantiated evidence. Imagine if Libs did the same investigating with the same hate they do towards Reps...Obama wouldn't have stood a chance.

#21 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-29 12:43 PM | Reply

"The Reps aren't anywhere close to this magnitude of granularity that the Dems are showing during Trump"

Trey "Benghazi" Gowdy on line #1 for you; Kevin "We've always known she's not guilty" McCarthy line #2; Devin "I know Ukraine tried to meddle because I've got the receipts" Nunes on line #3.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-29 12:53 PM | Reply

Of course it cost taxpayers something when President Obama played a round of golf while he was in office. It also cost taxpayers when George W. went down to his 'ranch' and went out and cut brush or fixed a fence. The difference is that NONE of that taxpayer money ended-up in the pockets of Obama or Bush. And the second issue is that Trump spent years criticizing Obama for the number of times he played golf and the fact that he PROMISED his supporters that he would be SO BUSY working for them that he would never be able to even leave the White House let alone find time to play golf. It's the combination of hypocrisy and self-enrichment which has outraged so many decent, hardworking Americans.

OCU

#23 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-11-29 12:55 PM | Reply

Seriously? Doesn't anyone else see golf as something that lame old people do because they're no longer able or willing to do fun stuff?

And I'm getting old...45 in Jaunuary. I don't think I'll ever get bored enough to take up golf.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 02:26 PM | Reply

How can a republican have the gall to even pretend to have the ethical and moral high ground over the dems when it comes to conduct toward the opposing president? You piss on Obama like toddlers, then inflict Trump on us and expect the dems to play along like things are normal?

#25 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-29 02:26 PM | Reply

Golf is just some peaceful standing around on the grass with buddies, drinking and belching and farting, occasionally swing a stick at a ball and hopefully not hitting anybody with either.

#26 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-29 02:28 PM | Reply

>>Doesn't anyone else see golf as something that lame old people do because they're no longer able or willing to do fun stuff?

You don't get golf. And that's ok. It's not a 'sport'.
Think.
About.
It.
What is the sound of one hand clapping?!

#27 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-11-29 02:35 PM | Reply

Doesn't anyone else see golf as something that lame old people do because they're no longer able or willing to do fun stuff?

No I see it as one way people network, think of it as a social thing many people can participate in. You think you are the gear you buy, not what you do with it.

#26 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR

Golf is a good walk interrupted.

#28 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-29 02:53 PM | Reply

>>You think you are the gear you buy, not what you do with it.

I once played nine with ONLY A FOUR IRON*, to free up additional beverage space in my bag!

*from the used bin

#29 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-11-29 02:58 PM | Reply

#27

I'm doing my best to think about it...but I still have no idea what you're talking about.

Other than the fact that it's not a sport. It's a game. It has more in common with checkers than with soccer or rugby.

#30 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 04:35 PM | Reply

Maybe Pokmon Go.

Magic the Gathering for old people.

#31 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 05:10 PM | Reply

By the way, how can you spend $115 Million on Golf in 3 years?

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Good question deplorable

Ask your hero Humpy how he did It. Maybe someday when you grow up you can be a crook like him too!

Btw. Stashing taxpayer money In your own personal bank accounts overseas is not what we mean when we want you to save taxpayer money.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-30 12:25 PM | Reply

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