Donald Trump is a lazy president who spends more time on vacation than any previous president. A new report just caught him quietly stealing money from taxpayers and putting it directly into his businesses.
Trump promised during his campaign that he wouldn’t take too much vacation time. He said that he’d be too busy working for the American people.
Trump said last August, “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
It’s too bad that Trump has such a short memory. He’s on pace to spend more time on vacation than any of his predecessors did.
Trump has visited his own properties 21 times during his presidency. That’s an absurd amount of time, considering he’s held office for just 66 days.
Trump’s also played golf 13 times since taking office. And he’s only played golf on his own courses, of course.
Trump’s spent most of his vacation time at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. These trips cost taxpayers $3 million a piece and are a major headache for the citizens of Palm Beach.
Trump has played a lot of golf while he was there. He visited the West Palm Beach Trump International Golf Club at least ten times for a game.
Trump’s also spent time at his other properties, including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. and the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. Trump prefers his own properties to the White House, and he doesn’t care if taxpayers have to pay for his excursions.
It gets worse because Trump is using the presidency to pad his own pockets. That’s because he can use his frequent visits to promote his properties.
His resort staff promise prospective clients that they have a chance to schmooze with the President while they stay at a Trump resort. It’s big selling point that the resorts have quickly exploited.
It also allows the resorts to jack up their rates. They know that some people are willing to pay more for a chance to meet the president.
In fact, the membership fee for Mar-a-lago has DOUBLED to $200,000 a piece since Trump became “president”.
And all that extra cash goes into Trump’s pocket. That’s because he still hasn’t fully divested his businesses, in violation of the Constitution.
Trump could use Camp David for his vacations and save taxpayers a lot of money. But Trump only cares about himself and wants to live like a king.
The White House claims these visits aren’t all fun and games. They claim that Trump has a lot of meetings on these trips and isn’t always playing golf when he’s at his resorts.
House Press Secretary Sean Spicer explained to reporters, “Just because you go somewhere doesn’t necessarily mean you did it. So, on a couple of occasions, he’s actually conducted meetings there, he’s actually had phone calls.”
This is hard to verify since Trump avoids the media when he’s off on his little excursions. But social media posts reveal that Trump likes to spend a lot of time partying when he’s away from Washington.
Regardless, many of these meetings could have taken place at the White House. Trump is just wasting money so that he can pad his profits and work where he wants.
This man is breaking his promise and making money off our taxes. Please share this story on Facebook if you think we should remove the President from office immediately.