Trump screwing taxpayers

CindyMac(8b)

Trump’s total golf expenses—including the cost of his Secret Service detail—currently stand at an estimated $77 million.



"The Secret Service has allocated more than $90,000 for golf cart rentals in South Florida this winter, ostensibly to protect president Donald Trump while he hits the links.


According to federal spending data, the agency is set to pay a Delray Beach company as much as $92,740 between now and June for an unspecified number of “golf cars.” The firm supplying the carts, Maddox Joines Inc., does business as “Sunshine Golf Car” and is a straight 24-mile shot down the turnpike from Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.


So far, the company has received $32,225 of the potential total. How many other, similar contracts have been issued to rent golf carts for the Secret Service at other Trump properties is unknown. In September, TMZ reported that golf cart rentals at Trump’s U.S. clubs have so far cost taxpayers $300,675. When and if the latest contract is fully paid out, it will bring Trump’s golf cart rental expenses up to nearly $400,000 since he took office—an apparent modern record in such a short period of time, based on past presidential expenditures.


The Secret Service has allocated more than $90,000 for golf cart rentals in South Florida this winter, ostensibly to protect president Donald Trump while he hits the links.


According to federal spending data, the agency is set to pay a Delray Beach company as much as $92,740 between now and June for an unspecified number of “golf cars.” The firm supplying the carts, Maddox Joines Inc., does business as “Sunshine Golf Car” and is a straight 24-mile shot down the turnpike from Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.


So far, the company has received $32,225 of the potential total. How many other, similar contracts have been issued to rent golf carts for the Secret Service at other Trump properties is unknown. In September, TMZ reported that golf cart rentals at Trump’s U.S. clubs have so far cost taxpayers $300,675. When and if the latest contract is fully paid out, it will bring Trump’s golf cart rental expenses up to nearly $400,000 since he took office—an apparent modern record in such a short period of time, based on past presidential expenditures.


Several Secret Service agents follow Trump in the carts every time he plays golf—which as president he has reportedly done 154 times, or more than 20% of the days since he took office. As Quartz recently noted, all golf carts used by Trump’s security detail must be modified to go at least 19 mph, which is about 5 mph faster than a standard cart.


Trump’s total golf expenses—including the cost of his Secret Service detail—currently stand at an estimated $77 million. Per TrumpGolfCount.com, the president played his most recent round on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Trump International.


The website said Trump spent a little over five hours on the course with Chris Ruddy, the CEO of conservative media outlet Newsmax, and National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz, who co-authored a 2015 paper which suggested revoking the citizenship of American Muslims who followed Islamic law.


The Secret Service has said it cannot comment on ”the means, methods, resources, costs, or numbers we utilize to carry out our protective responsibilities.”



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roxanna7

We REALLY need a "thumbs down" icon to press here... for so many things.

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jillinnj

BUT...BUT...BUT...OBAMA! He played golf!

Seriously, are the righties totally embarrassed by their complaints about Obama playing golf? And they don't have the common decency to denounce Trump for this?

Oh, and remember when Trump complained about Obama playing golf and said he'd be too busy to leave the White House? Hahahaha, that was a real laugher, wasn't it?

Was that just more Trump kidding? Or trolling the left? Or whatever the current excuse for that pathetic excuse for a human being is.

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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Frinkin' unbelievable. He said he wouldn't have time to golf at all, unlike President Obama. What happened?????? (Comments from the right are welcomed.)

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purrmich _6

Several Secret Service agents follow Trump in the carts every time he plays golf—which as president he has reportedly done 154 times, or more than 20% of the days since he took office.

2020 is coming up fast. Those facts and figures will be used against him.

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ubro(2a)

77 million? For Golf?? and on another thread the right is complaining about the cost of processing asylum seekers. Pffft.

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ubro(2a)

Think of what 77 million would buy for public education or health care. Why is the right not outraged at this waste of their tax dollars for a game of golf. They sure get upset if one dollar goes to the needy.

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marquest(PA zone 6)

It should break any one's heart to know there will be children hungry for Christmas and that amount of money could have filled a lot of little bellies. But they are all excited they can say Merry Christmas instead of doing Merry Christmas.


Now how much money have the tRump family spent for protection on their trophy animal hunts. The Karma is going to show at their door and that will be a Merry Christmas.

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terezosa / terriks

But, he's not taking a salary...

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purrmich _6

These amounts are what will drive people to the polls. We've had two years of 'let them eat cake' and it's time for trump to feel the consequences.

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nopartyghost

All fat boy Donnie has done as "president" is rip off the tax payers while he plays golf, watches faux news, sits on his golden throne tweeting garbage. He is a waste of humanity, a disgrace to the office & made the country an anathema to the rest of the world.

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jillinnj

No comments yet from any Trump supporters. Make no mistake, they are reading this thread because someone was offended by me calling POTUS a pathetic excuse for a human being and they poofed my post.

Let's review a little recent history, shall we...

Obama golfed occasionally and locally and right wing heads exploded.

Trump said he would not have time to golf. He wouldn't have time to leave the White House 'cause he'd be so busy. And right wing heads bobbled.

Obama took 2 vacations a year and right wing heads exploded.

Yet, the moron in the WH has spent $77 million of OUR money on golf and not a peep. No complaints. And still...undying support.

There's a word for that.

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Linda(8)

Maybe some taxpayers like him enough to pay the rest back for his extravagant lazy behavior? Come on, put your money where your mouth is! Go ahead, don't be shy! You know you'd like to start such a fund! Do it! Show up the other Republicans for not thinking of this themselves!

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clearwaters

77million is the least of our worries. His scheduled work hours are between 3 and 4 a day. I guess we should count our blessings. If he actually worked even an average work week, think of all the damage he could really do.

But, now, for fun, let's add in some extras. The porn star goes to visit her sister in NY once a month - at our expense. That doesn't take into account the 1 million per day it cost the City of NY to secure her and Barron when she refused to leave and join the cheater/liar she married in DC.

Let's not forget that Mar-A-Lago had to security fitted and his NJ golf club had to be security fitted - at our expense.

The taxpayers provide Secret Service for the boys while they are conducting their own business interests overseas as well as here at home. They're so wealthy, let them pay for their own security guards. Every entertainer and reality star - which is what they all are - have private security.

Frankly, I'm tired of being bilked for such sub-standard people. We're definitely not getting our moneys worth out of this crime family.


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purrmich _6

he's only president for his base - let them reimburse this country for his extravagance and for not following thru on his promises.

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chase_gw

Add to that what he cost the tax payer for his " see they love me" rallies. American taxpayers are much more tolerant of this type of thing than Canadian taxpayers would be. It simply would not be tolerated

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d_gw

Trump has no qualms about gorging on the government trough. Quelle surprise.

So, pro-Trump people, what say you?



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sheesh(5b)

^^^They say nothing. Well, maybe Hillary or Benghazi will come up in a while. Faux News is probably on it.

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roxanna7

d_gw - they can't defend the indefensible. Sure explains their silence on this issue, IMHO.

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d_gw

So, do you think Trump has financial or other ties to the golf cart company? Or any other of the places financially enriched by his golf visits? Hmmm?

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chase_gw

Understand why they can't defend it. Don't understand why they don't decry it.

I' m constantly amazed at what Trump supporters are willing to ignore and willing to give up for Trump. I don't get the mentality that owes a civil servant such loyalty even in the face of bad behaviour. I don't get abandoning long held values just because you like what you perceive to be getting.

In my small universe elected officials are accountable to the citizens, are held to ethical and behavioral standards and are criticized, even by supporters, when they do not live up to those standards.

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judeNY_gw

chase, I'm not sure they are abandoning long held values. I suspect their "values" were always what we're seeing now to a large extent. They just concealed them until the followers reached a critical mass and connected via technology.

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chase_gw

Jude, I never thought of it that way. I think you have a point........now that is truly sad. Never in my life would I have guessed so many could be so accepting of such incredibly unethical and personal bad behaviours. I was naive.







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jillinnj

I don't get abandoning long held values just because you like what you perceive to be getting.

Jude is right. They never had values. Nobody gives them up so easily.

It's time to face the ugly truth.

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ubro(2a)

Add to that what he cost the tax payer for his " see they love me" rallies. American taxpayers are much more tolerant of this type of thing than Canadian taxpayers would be. It simply would not be tolerate

I remember the snit when Trudeau had a 10,000 play structure put up for the kids.

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chase_gw

.....and the time Harper flew to Toronto wth his son , on our official military jet, to see a Maple Leafs hockey game ! Boy did he get told ...

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GOD

Notice taht the trumpettes ( that's an actual trump group) don't want to talk about Trump's vacations, waste of money, etc?

No they want to make up things about the dossier, pretend that Trump isn't a traitor, and try to install fear in Americans.

The lying cheat putin puppet is their hero!


Trump should have to payback 90% of this waste of money

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huachuma

Trump: Scrooge on steroids...

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marquest(PA zone 6)

Think of how much money is being saved since Christmas. Unless he is sneaking out using the underground tunnel they use for the President.

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cait1

I don't mind how much golf Trump plays. Unlike BO, Trump is actually doing GOOD for the country... like ending wars instead of starting them.

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marquest(PA zone 6)

It has been almost a month he has not been spending our money like water.

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