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Trump weekends at Mar-a-Lago for 4th week

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posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 11:55 PM
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President Trump will once again spend the weekend at his Florida private club, as his 4th straight taxpayer funded trip will set a record by spending more money on travel in a month than former President Obama spent in a year.

Ken Vogel of Politico reported that Trump is heading back to Palm Beach, FL to meet with donors, “The party’s biggest donors are gathering in Palm Beach for a retreat organized by the Republican National Committee, and the president has been announced as the featured speaker, according to people with knowledge of the plans. A number of senior administration officials will also attend the retreat, the people familiar with the planning said, a key draw for the donors.”

Taxpayers will now be paying for Donald Trump and senior administration officials to meet with Republican donors in Florida. It is not a coincidence that the RNC is holding the donor retreat on the weekend in the same city as Trump’s private club.

When President Trump makes his fourth trip to his club in Florida, he will have spent more money on those trips alone ($13 million) than former President Obama spent during an entire year on travel ($12.1 million).

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...and that's only a month into his presidency.

Frankly, I'm not happy at what his upkeep costs us - we pay for Trump Towers and Meliana and his son we pay for Mar-a-Lago (which he then rents to others and the rents come back to him), we pay for his buying his own water and wine from his own companies (or his son's companies) to resell to the visitors who are there. Meanwhile, he's understaffed (by at least 1900 positions.) I suppose we're saving those salaries, but that doesn't make up for what he's costing us.

There's charts somewhere on the amount of time he spends doing various things. He seems to be wasting our money and our time (particularly on his twitter fights.)



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posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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One thread per week on this? Last week was his 3rd. Next weekend will be his 5th.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

Scammer and chief. Didn't he say last week that he would fix that EO that was stopped in court for being unconstitutional? What exactly is he doing it certainly isn't making America great again, but his bank account is sure looking a lot better after all these weekend getaways.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
One thread per week on this? Last week was his 3rd. Next weekend will be his 5th.


Only 52 weeks in a year so if there are 52 weekend getaways for him there may be 52 threads on it.

Sounds about right.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
One thread per week on this? Last week was his 3rd. Next weekend will be his 5th.

Yeah who cares how much this President of the people is spending. For someone who was elected crying cut the spending he sure seems like a hypocrite now.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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He will probably go to the Southern White House every weekend where he continues to have meetings and work and get a little family time in. Get used to it. Do you think he should hold up on the 2nd floor of the White House 24/7? Sheesh!

Did you know that when Leon Panetta was Obama's Defense Secy. and CIA Director, he flew home to California every weekend....on a military jet no less?!




Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday that he regrets that his frequent flights home to California on a military jet have cost taxpayers more than $800,000 since July. He gave no indication, however, that he would end the weekend commutes.

“For 40 years that I’ve been in this town, I’ve gone home because my wife and family are there and because, frankly, I think it’s healthy to get out of Washington periodically just to get your mind straight and your perspective straight,” said Panetta, who maintains a residence with his wife, Sylvia, on their walnut farm in Monterey, Calif.

www.washingtonpost.com... 2OMT_story.html?utm_term=.2ab661abb411
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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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He will probably go to the Southern White House every weekend where he continues to have meetings and work and get a little family time in. Get used to it. Do you think he should hold up on the 2nd floor of the White House 24/7? Sheesh!

24/7 no but most of the time yes. The people should not be paying for this idiot to spend money like a kid with dads credit card. If gramps cannot handle the workload without running off every weekend then it's time for gramps to give up the job and move into a nice home.


Did you know that when Leon Panetta was Obama's Defense Secy., he flew home to California every weekend....on a military jet no less?!

So because Panetta did it that means its ok for gramps to do it also? It was wrong for him to waste taxpayers dollars just like its wrong for gramps to waste money.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
He will probably go to the Southern White House every weekend where he continues to have meetings and work and get a little family time in. Get used to it. Do you think he should hold up on the 2nd floor of the White House 24/7? Sheesh!


At $2.6 million per weekend getaway yes. I think he needs to stay in the White House. There is no real reason for him to go to Florida every weekend. There's nothing that's mission critical about Mar-a-Lago.

And note that 40 years of Panetta's travel cost less than HALF of one of Trump's weekends.


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:03 AM
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Maybe the White House is bugged and he knows it.

It's strange how there can be a meeting of two or three people, and before they practically leave the room, the story is breaking as to what was said at the meeting (quoting an anonymous senior WH official, of course.)



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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originally posted by: Byrd


President Trump will once again spend the weekend at his Florida private club, as his 4th straight taxpayer funded trip will set a record by spending more money on travel in a month than former President Obama spent in a year.

Ken Vogel of Politico reported that Trump is heading back to Palm Beach, FL to meet with donors, “The party’s biggest donors are gathering in Palm Beach for a retreat organized by the Republican National Committee, and the president has been announced as the featured speaker, according to people with knowledge of the plans. A number of senior administration officials will also attend the retreat, the people familiar with the planning said, a key draw for the donors.”

Taxpayers will now be paying for Donald Trump and senior administration officials to meet with Republican donors in Florida. It is not a coincidence that the RNC is holding the donor retreat on the weekend in the same city as Trump’s private club.

When President Trump makes his fourth trip to his club in Florida, he will have spent more money on those trips alone ($13 million) than former President Obama spent during an entire year on travel ($12.1 million).

Source


...and that's only a month into his presidency.

Frankly, I'm not happy at what his upkeep costs us - we pay for Trump Towers and Meliana and his son we pay for Mar-a-Lago (which he then rents to others and the rents come back to him), we pay for his buying his own water and wine from his own companies (or his son's companies) to resell to the visitors who are there. Meanwhile, he's understaffed (by at least 1900 positions.) I suppose we're saving those salaries, but that doesn't make up for what he's costing us.

There's charts somewhere on the amount of time he spends doing various things. He seems to be wasting our money and our time (particularly on his twitter fights.)


A donor retreat organized by the RNC? If it is a fundraiser for the RNC, a formula exists for the RNC to reimburse the federal government. Remember when everyone was crying foul over Obama's fundraising jaunts and MSM defended saying it was usual and customary?

FACT CHECK: Air Force One, Who Pays?

"There are payments that are made by the [Democratic National Committee] to the federal government anytime the president is traveling for political purposes," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, who were also flying aboard the presidential 747. "Those rules apply both for routine fundraising trips but also when Secretary Clinton is aboard Air Force One."



In the 2012 election cycle Obama attended 228 fundraisers. Yeow!

Source: PolitiFace New Hampshire Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Our ruling Lessig said Reagan attended eight fundraisers in 1984, while Obama attended 228 in the 2012 cycle.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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In the 2012 election cycle Obama attended 228 fundraisers. Yeow!



Whoa! Is that a typo?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:11 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Byrd

Scammer and chief. Didn't he say last week that he would fix that EO that was stopped in court for being unconstitutional? What exactly is he doing it certainly isn't making America great again, but his bank account is sure looking a lot better after all these weekend getaways.





All these elected leaders are scammers, how is trump different to any of the others ? I mean other than him being disliked so much more.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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Should we expect him to have a lower quality of life than he earned for himself? Why shouldn't he be able to continue to live the life he had before he was President?

I have no problem with him going where he is comfortable on the weekends, especially because it appears that he is still conducting work on these weekends.

Just because you can't afford to go anywhere you want for your weekend, why should our President have to sacrifice so much because he is President?


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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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Should we expect him to have a lower quality of life than he earned for himself.

Why shouldn't he be able to continue to live the life be had before he was President?


Because he took the job of president.



Why shouldn't he be able to continue to live the life be had before he was President?


Because he took the job of president.


If he wants to live his old life then he should resign.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: EightAhoy



In the 2012 election cycle Obama attended 228 fundraisers. Yeow!


Whoa! Is that a typo?


Thought same. Article repeats that number more than once. DNC must have deep pockets to reimburse and/or most fundraisers were in DC-area?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: Byrd

Should we expect him to have a lower quality of life than he earned for himself? Why shouldn't he be able to continue to live the life he had before he was President?

I have no problem with him going where he is comfortable on the weekends, especially because it appears that he is still conducting work on these weekends.

Just because you can't afford to go anywhere you want for your weekend, why should our President have to sacrifice so much because he is President?


His trips are fine with most people. Not gonna be able to stop the whiners from whining no matter what he did they would find a reason. He's the President, it's expensive to protect him, people like to point it out and whine.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:34 AM
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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:34 AM
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At this point and because of this weekend activity alone, it should be astoundingly obvious to people that Trump is nothing more than a figurehead. People really need to start getting this.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: Grimpachi


The president of the United States should be able to spend time in a comfortable setting on what most people consider their days off.

It's a job, he represents the people.

He is still a human being.
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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: gottaknow
At this point and because of this weekend activity alone, it should be astoundingly obvious to people that Trump is nothing more than a figurehead. People really need to start getting this.


Whats Steve Bannon doing on his weekends?



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