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Monday, May 23, 2022

The Secret Service has spent nearly $2 million of taxpayer money at Trump properties, literally paying Donald Trump for the right to protect him and his family, according to government records obtained and analyzed by CREW.

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"But I won't take a salary"

Fat Donnie Fail, Mafioso-in-Chief.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-23 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

abcnews.go.com

www.washingtontimes.com

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-23 03:18 PM | Reply

Did you know you're a mindless idiot and everything you post is roundly mocked by anyone with an IQ over 50?

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-23 03:54 PM | Reply

Good thing for me you couldn't crack 45.

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-23 04:05 PM | Reply

Oh wow, 13K vs 2 million.

Of course that turd visitor would have nothing to offer but stupidity.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-23 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You think that was the total?

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-23 04:26 PM | Reply

You think that was the total?

#6 | Posted by visitor_

Who is the money going to idiot? Biden?

They wouldn't need to protect hunter if you lunatics weren't obsessed with him.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-23 04:32 PM | Reply

What I'm most surprised by is there are Secret Service agents who enjoy brown-nosing Trump and helping him grift.

I thought those kinds of candidates were excluded from hiring.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-23 04:34 PM | Reply

Pisitor_ is an insult to morons everywhere. Especially the ones at Mar-A-Lardo.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-23 05:03 PM | Reply

When the SS stay at Biden's cabin on Biden's estate the money goes to Biden. The 30 grand a month to protect Biden's coke head son from drug dealers and pimps probably goes to a friend of Biden so the "Big Guy" gets his cut. Biden doesn't travel because he's a feeble old man but if we had a real president that traveled, do you think he would stay at Motel 6? The SS stay where the president stay.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-23 06:54 PM | Reply

How much money was wasted keeping the child-raping orange turd alive when he had to be rushed to the hospital with COVID?

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-05-23 07:00 PM | Reply

Yawn. The US Secret Service spent more than $105 million protecting President Obama and his family during their eight years in White House on non-essential travel. Bet good money if the Obama's owned hotels and resorts that would have been where they vacationed. Instead we paid for the most expensive ventures were the Obama family trip to Martha's Vineyard in August 2016, which cost $2.7 million for Secret Service in hotels, rental cars and other travel cots. The final family trip to Hawaii for Christmas only cost the Secret Service $1.8 million in taxpayer money.

#12 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 07:29 PM | Reply

You lie Gracie.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-23 07:35 PM | Reply

Or: Biden's regular weekend and a few midweek trips home to Delaware have cost nearly $3 million in security alone, Secret Service expense records shared with The Post show. Biden's security detail spent $1.96 million on 16 trips to his Delaware homes this year, the records indicate. Another nine trips aren't yet counted and likely push the total to $3 million. Those 25 trips have been racked up in just 43 weeks in office.
nypost.com

#14 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 07:36 PM | Reply

United States presidential vacations en.wikipedia.org
Order President Term Days Total costs
45 Donald Trump 2017-2021 381[10] $144m[11]
44 Barack Obama 2009-2017 328[12] $105m[13]

Which one do you think cost more, little girl?
Which one cost more in four years, than the other cost in eight years? Can you count that high?

Stay in school, kids!

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-23 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obama family 'costs taxpayers $1.4BILLION per year' (that's 20 times more expensive than British Royal Family) www.dailymail.co.uk
Secret Service spent millions to protect Obama during travel nypost.com
New Obama vacation costs uncovered; They now exceed $70 million www.investors.com
Obama Administration Travel Cost $114 Million www.newsweek.com

#16 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 07:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#12

What a load of garbage.

The Trump family is taking 12x more protected trips than the Obama family

Last fiscal year, the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection than the Obama family took in seven, according to a budget document released by the Treasury Department. On average, Obama's family took 133.3 protected trips per year, while the Trump family has taken an average of 1,625 annually. Much of the Trump family's known travel has been to promote Trump Organization businesses, which President Trump still owns and profits from.

Protective travel spiked massively in 2017 when Trump became president. In the last fiscal two years, the Trump family has taken 3,249 protected trips. In seven years, the Obama family took a total of 933.

The Washington Post reported that in 2017 the Secret service requested an additional $60 million for the year to pay for protective travel for President Trump, Vice President Pence, visiting heads of state and the Trump family. $26.8 million was set aside to protect Trump's family and their residence at Trump Tower. That $60 million increase was no small bump: in 2015, the entire Secret Service protective travel budget was $80 million.

www.citizensforethics.org

I don't know why anyone takes a thing Gracie says as being truthful or complete. One simple Google search lays waste to her cherry-picked, misleading right wing agitprop. Only in lala land is 133.3 equal to 1625 annually and 7yrs/933 trips equivalent to 2yrs/3249 trips.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 07:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#13 Now prove me wrong. You said I lied about the money spent for SS protection for the Obama's vacation travel.

#18 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 07:46 PM | Reply

GracieAmazed's greatest comfort comes from knowing she will take her hatred of The Black President Who Ruined America By Taking Less Vacation Than Trump to her grave.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-23 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here's the receipts for anyone wanting a true picture of Presidential travel security expense and frequency from the government's own documents: www.citizensforethics.org

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 07:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I don't know why anyone takes a thing Gracie says as being truthful or complete.

Gracie, the poster who used to call Michelle Obama a gorilla and comment on her outfits not fitting properly?

She's a racist and an absolute garbage human being.

RCade should have dumped her racist as*.

No one takes her seriously other than the Trumpers who visit the DR.

But, they're all a bunch of misinformed morons.

Don't worry about her. She sitting around pounding gin, eagerly waiting to spend her ex-husband's alimony payments.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-23 07:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No where did I argue if Trump took more or less vacations and costs. I was simply proving how blinded most of you are and how dumb some of you are when is came to costs involved in non work related travel by a past president, Obama and the current one. The fact that you are still rehashing Trump speaks volumes on what direction the left is in and heading. Keep on keeping on.

#22 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 07:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Daily mail and NYPost are garbage pile websites.

mediabiasfactcheck.com

Overall, we would rate Investors Business Daily Right Biased based on right-leaning economic and market positions. We would also give them a High factual rating on strictly investing and market news. However, editorially IBT is clearly a Questionable source with the promotion of right-wing conspiracy theories and numerous failed fact checks. In sum, we rate them far-right Biased and Mixed for factual reporting.

#23 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-23 07:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The fact that you are still rehashing Trump speaks volumes on what direction the left is in and heading."

Funny comment, coming from someone who literally just rehashed Obama!
Seriously, whatever it says about us, it says about you, just louder.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-23 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"No where did I argue if Trump took more or less vacations and costs."

So then why'd you bring it up? Because you, GracieAmazed, really enjoy smelling your own farts. There can be no other reason.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-23 07:56 PM | Reply

Now prove me wrong.
#18 | POSTED BY GROSSKUNT

He did, #17.

Why don't you spend the rest of the day wiping that shht off your face.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-23 07:56 PM | Reply

Now prove me wrong. You said I lied

You're mendacious and a poor reader. I never said you lied, I said your post was garbage and I followed up with this:

One simple Google search lays waste to her cherry-picked, misleading right wing agitprop.
Are you denying you cherry-picked one aspect of travel spending while ignoring the huge orange orangutan and his family that spent 12 times more taxpayer dollars traveling for their own business and pleasure purposes on the government's dime?

#27 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 07:56 PM | Reply

You lie Gracie.
#13 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2022-05-23 07:35 PM

You're mendacious and a poor reader. I never said you lied
#27 | POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2022-05-23 07:56 PM

Dude there is something wrong with you, I wasn't addressing you. Perhaps a break from this site would do you good. You lost your ability to follow posts and or comprehend posts.

#28 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 08:03 PM | Reply

I was simply proving how blinded most of you are and how dumb some of you are when is came to costs involved in non work related travel by a past president, Obama and the current one.

We're blind? That's rich coming from Helen Keller.

Last fiscal year, the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection than the Obama family took in seven, according to a budget document released by the Treasury Department.
In no universe of actual facts and figures does it compute that the Obama Secret Service travel protection budget was anywhere near what it was during Trump's 4 year error, beginning with his first fiscal year request.

The fact that the SS requested an additional $60 million in 2017 when their entire budget was only $80 million in 2015 should have been a clue. But that would take logic and reasoning, wouldn't it?

#29 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 08:03 PM | Reply

And where did the money go?

#30 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-23 08:05 PM | Reply

#28

Excuse me for mistaking the post following my #12 for being directed towards me. When I started writing, there was no 13 yet.

Other than that, I'm rather fine and don't request or require any advice from you. Ever.

#31 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 08:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

UNCLE TONY ROMA. You win, Obama and Biden did not/have not spent one penny on SS non work related travel. Bad orange man who still gives you nightmares with mean Tweets did.

#32 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 08:08 PM | Reply

#31 Don't eat yellow snow. I have lot's of advice.

#33 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 08:10 PM | Reply

Now, TooTles.

#34 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-05-23 08:11 PM | Reply

#32

No one has said anything close to that. Everything I've posted has listed the SS travel expenses incurred during Obama's 8yr tenure in the White House. I begrudge no President and their family from enjoying the benefits of the office. Being President is a very hard job and their families bear great personal costs living in that fishbowl as well.

All I've done is highlight the differences between Donald Trump, his grown children running his own - and their own - private businesses for personal profit while laying off expenses upon U.S. taxpayers and every other President before him - with Obama being the most recent to use as example.

As I read the charts, Trump's numerous trips to his Virginia golf course were not part of these expenses since they did not require 7 day advance notice either. That might be true for trips to Bedminster and maybe Mar-a-Lago since the SS basically set up permanent outposts at those properties that may not fall under the stated travel protection expenses.

#35 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 08:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No point in being civil towards Gracie.

She's a horrible individual.

Recently mocking Danni for suffering from a stroke.

She's trash.

The day she dies America will be a better place.

#36 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-23 08:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gracie you are a diseased person
Sincerely you should receive intervention from mental health professionals

#37 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-23 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gracie schooling Tonyroma.

Lol, you are yellow snow young lady

#38 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-05-23 08:25 PM | Reply

Why don't you spend the rest of the day wiping that shht off your face.
#26 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Now, TooTles.
#34 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

LOL

Looks like she took your advice, CLOWNY.

#39 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-23 08:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

:)

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-23 08:34 PM | Reply

Floribama skank is a real cracker.

#41 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-23 08:42 PM | Reply

And most likely a hopeless alcoholic.

#42 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-23 08:43 PM | Reply

Just for comparison sake, I found this:

What It Costs Taxpayers for the President To Go on Vacation Jan 7, 2021

Donald Trump's Vacation Costs - Estimated vacation costs (so far): $154.8 million (>4 years)

President Donald Trump spent 75 days at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster and 114 days at his resort in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, [which] added up to just less than $134 million in Air Force One and Secret Service costs. This was on top of $17 million in costs he accrued in 2019 for 15 trips to his New Jersey golf course, and another $1 million to fly to a Los Angeles resort of his. About $3 million was spent on a two-day trip to Scotland in 2018.

Barack Obama's Vacation Costs - Estimated vacation costs: $105.7 million (8 years)

According to Judicial Watch, a conservative non-profit activist organization, the Obama family vacation bill amounted to $105,662,975.27 (yes, the figure was calculated down to the last penny). That total was based on travel records obtained from the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The $105.7 million averaged out to more than $13 million per year over eight years. In December 2018 the McClatchy DC Bureau reported a lower figure of $85 million in Obama vacation costs over eight years.

Travel + Leisure reports that President Obama clocked 445 trips to 56 different countries on Air Force One during his eight years in office, though these were almost all work-related.


George W. Bush's Vacation Costs - Estimated vacation costs: About $124.7 million in travel costs to Texas ranch (8 years)

The Washington Post reported that former President George W. Bush took a total of 879 vacation days, including 77 visits to his privately-owned Texas ranch, as well as additional visits to his family home in Kennebunkport, Maine. While some presidents take advantage of fancy travel and fine dining, Bush seemed happiest at his ranch, where he spent 490 of his 2,922 days in office, according to Business Insider.

Bill Clinton's Vacation Costs - Estimated vacation costs: At least $7.8 million (8 years)

Former President Bill Clinton spent 345 days on vacation over eight years, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller - 171 days at Camp David, and 174 other days on vacation. This includes four trips to Martha's Vineyard and another to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, according to PolitiFact.
www.gobankingrates.com

#43 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-23 10:26 PM | Reply

so send him the bill already...

supposedly the Fecal throwing ----- Gibbon
is a 'billionaire'... he can afford it...

#44 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-05-24 02:14 PM | Reply

Daily mail and NYPost are garbage pile websites.#23 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2022-05-23 07:53 PM | FLAG:

Why, because they didn't say Hunter's laptop was Russian disinformation? Or because they didn't agree with all your sources that Trump was compromised because Putin had a tape of him telling a hooker to pee on a bed? Problem is you, people write this blatent crap because you stooges believe it.

#45 | Posted by fishpaw at 2022-05-25 09:56 AM | Reply

I guess I don't understand the problem. Had Trump golfed somewhere else, would the cost have been different?

I ask because a few years ago the hand-wringers got bent out of shape about Air Force personnel staying at Trump locations and implying it was some sort of Trump hustle. It wasn't, and anyone who knows anything about how the military travel system works would know this. I suspect it's similar in this case.

#46 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-05-25 12:49 PM | Reply

Are there any golfers here?

Why spend money to do something so basic?

It's probably a good thing I'm not prez...I'd be dragging those secret service ------- up the Haute Route.

#47 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-05-25 12:51 PM | Reply

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