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    Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary

    Much more at the link https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump...b0913e6f7865cf

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    With his Thanksgiving vacation, President Donald Trumpís golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.

    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.

    The exact amount cannot be determined because the White House refuses to reveal how many Trump aides have been staying at his properties when he visits them and will not turn over receipts for the charges incurred.

    In response to a HuffPost query on Wednesday asking if she knew how many administration officials other than herself are staying at Trumpís Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, during his Thanksgiving stay, and how much it is all costing, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham responded with a one-word answer: ďNo.Ē

    But lawsuits filed by news organizations and watchdog groups against other executive branch agencies ― the White House is exempt from Freedom of Information Act queries ― have revealed payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, arguably in violation of the Constitutionís domestic emoluments clause, which prohibits Trump from accepting benefits beyond his salary from the federal or any state government.

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    There are three things Trump cares about in this world.
    1. Himself.
    2. His family.
    3. His greed.
    Americans are an irrelevent anomily and are quite deserving of the path they have chosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    There are three things Trump cares about in this world.
    1. Himself.
    2. His family.
    3. His greed.
    Americans are an irrelevent anomily and are quite deserving of the path they have chosen.
    Honestly we didn't really choose him. We have corruption at the voting booths. Not to mention it wasn't the people who elected him it was the electoral college. What ever path America follows also affects the rest of the world, so it matters a lot. BTW I was so excited to see a reply from you. Have a good day Beevee.

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    And this is coming from a president who claimed during his run for the presidency that he'd be so busy, he wouldn't have any time for golf!.

    https://trumpgolfcount.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    Honestly we didn't really choose him. We have corruption at the voting booths. Not to mention it wasn't the people who elected him it was the electoral college. What ever path America follows also affects the rest of the world, so it matters a lot. BTW I was so excited to see a reply from you. Have a good day Beevee.
    It's quite amusing to be told (by Americans) how they are the innovators of just about everything imaginable yet have no control over their own ability to vote for a candidate who should win with the majority vote, but doesn't.
    Consequently, this produces apathy amongst the people on the fringe of politics, whom I imagine, are the vast majority who would rather get on wth their lives but are bombarded day after day by the news media propaganda from both sides.
    Trump knows this, which is why he ignores those who do not participate in his shenannigins. After all, why bother with those people for 45 months of a 48 month term. They will only need to be manipulated when the time is right.
    In the meantime the filling of the Trump coffers and the selling of the Trump brand can continue unabated, with his manipulated tax returns hidden from all with the same audit excuses that have been made for year after year and the ever increasing use of public money for personal engrandisement
    You (Americans) are there for him. It was never about him being there for you.

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