Donald Trump has spent more weekends as president at his Mar-A-Lago resort than at the White House. The questions Americans want to know is: How much work does he actually get done while we pay millions to send him to his Florida paradise?
Yup, you guessed it: Zero, zip, nada.
According to a CBS report, Trump isn’t doing much presidential work while at his Florida resort. The report states that Trump spent over four hours on Saturday at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, where he was supposed to be “having meetings and phone calls.”
Trump also posed for a picture with former Mitt Romney aide Peter Flaherty at the clubhouse. The president was wearing golf attire. When asked about the photo, an aide responded saying, he may have “hit a few balls.”
Trump loved to talk ill about President Obama, saying that he takes too many trips and that there’s too much work to be done to leave the White House.
“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump said in 2015. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) March 18, 2017
Trump doesn’t only lie, but he cheats Americans out of their money. How can anyone believe him?
Trump is expensive and the numbers show it. His frequent golf jaunts are becoming tremendously expensive. Politico has estimated that each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers at least $3 million (protecting wife Melania and son Baron back in New York has been estimated to cost an additional $1 million a day).
Palm Beach officials on Friday told CNN they want the Secret Service or Trump himself to help the county pay for police overtime spent to help protect the president.
Palm Beach Mayor Paulette Burdick said the county may have to hike taxes to cover the costs. “It means the local taxpayers will have to bear the added burden of being part of the security for the president,” she told CNN.