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originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: Byrd
Now... just ask yourself... if Clinton had won and if she was spending millions of dollars each weekend to go to Florida
So he's not allowed weekends off? What did you have to say when the Obamas went to Hawaii for two weeks? Do you think that didn't cost millions?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
You already have half the country that hates Trump for no rational reason.
You have the media that can and will bias confirm the hatred with (cough) "trumped" up charges of anything that the half will eat up.
Along with establishment dems and republicans who actually despise the idea of real change and improvement, you have a perfect recipe for a coup d'état.
We checked with the U.S. Air Force's 89th Airlift Wing, which oversees the president's travel on Air Force One, to see what it had for the number of flights taken by Obama last year. The statistics the 89th Airlift Wing provided to us show that the president took 72 total "missions" and 177 total "sorties" in 2010. Missions are the number of trips the president took from Andrews Air Force Base and back, whereas sorties represent the number of individual flights in a mission.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Byrd
So I guess Obama never, EVER left the White House for business anywhere in the United States,
A weekend on business in Florida is not a vacation just because he chooses to sleep at his estate, within that state, no matter how far one reaches for the straws. When traveling in plane from Orlando, just about every part of the state is thirty minutes or less.
The Traveling President, this is a piece by fact check that breaks down and compares Air Force One flights to George Bush
But the suggestion that Obama is traveling more often on the presidential plane, and traveling with larger entourages on international trips than past presidents, is badly mistaken.
Its another insight to compare a particular variable, AFO flights of past Presidents to get an idea of the routine nature of traveling the Country and world. If he is meeting citizens, officials, and conducting business, it is not a vacation, especially when he does it in a span of two or three days.
The man is nickel-and-diming Americans to death.
The United States actually owns the official presidential retreat, Camp David.. If he went there on his weekends off, then we wouldn't be shoveling money into his own pockets. And he could buy all the sheets and towels he wanted from his pocket change.
“When you look at the way the Flynn episode unfolded it’s very clear that his communications were taped, they were transcribed, they were given to the media with specific timing involved,” Kucinich said. “This was clearly a trap that was set for him.”
Kucinich went on to say that The Washington Post — the paper that first published the story on Flynn — may have gained the intelligence through ties its owner, Jeff Bezos, forged while working as CEO of Amazon. The online retailer, he noted, sealed a multimillion-dollar cloud computing contract with the CIA around the same time he bought the Post.