Put It On America’s Tab: Trump Has Spent An Unprecedented Amount Of Taxpayer Dollars Going Golfing
Donald Trump is a huge hypocrite. He argues that the investigation into his campaign colluding with Russia has cost taxpayers a lot of money, yet he doesn’t mention that he left America with a $102 million tab for his constant golfing trips.
According to The Huffington Post, Trump has forced taxpayers to spend $81 million on his trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, $17 million for his trips to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, at least $3 million for his two days in Scotland last summer, $1.3 million of which was for rental cars for his entourage; and $1 million so he could visit his Trump club in Los Angeles.
Trump isn’t getting enough heat for this. He spent 8 years claiming that former President Barack Obama spent too much time golfing, yet he has spent much more time golfing in his first two years.
Thus far, the amount of taxpayer money Trump has spent on his golf totals equals 255 times the presidential salary that he promised not to take, as well as three times the cost of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. And the president has given no indication he intends to slow down.
“His top priority with these trips is not the business of the American people — it’s the business of the Trump Organization,” Jordan Libowitz of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington told HuffPost. “The American presidency has become another tool to advertise his golf properties.”
We cannot stand for this. These are taxpayer dollars that could be going to better places.