This New ‘SWAMP’ Bill Will Have Trump Thinking Twice Before Taking Another Golf Trip… He’s Livid
Democratice Rep. Ted Lieu of California has now formally introduced a bill into Congress that will force Donald Trump to reimburse the government for every taxpayer dollar he spent traveling to his own properties.
The bill, Stop Waste and Misuse by the President (SWAMP), states that Trump’s travel “results in the American taxpayer effectively subsidizing the president’s businesses.”
The SWAMP bill will have to pay back every penny spent by the government for Secret Service costs derived from visits to his properties.
“It is unacceptable for the president to maintain an interest in traveling to properties in which he has a direct financial interest, as the U.S. government is responsible for renting space to personnel in said private commercial entities,” Lieu said. “Every time the president travels to Mar-a-Lago, he necessarily promotes his private business interests via free press at the government’s expense.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, of the $6 million in “campaign funds” that Trump spent in the first quarter of 2017, $500,000 was directed right back into Trump-owned hotels, restaurants and golf clubs.
If Trump plans to continue to travel to his properties he better think twice, it’ll cost him “bigly.”