Discussion: Trump's Irish Golfing Detour Cost $3.6 Million In Taxpayer Dollars

“that brings his total golfing tab to nearly $106 million since he’s taken office, largely spent at his own clubs.

Why is that not a crime?

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It also cost the Irish Republic a pretty penny…

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Hey, the Doonberg resort has never made him money.

So if he can bring in a couple planeloads of staffers, Secret Service, family members masquerading as government officials, etc. to up the occupancy rate of the place for a couple nights, who can blame him?

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This is of course a terrible outrage but it’s dwarfed IMHO by how the bastard spent a couple of weeks or so playing chicken with the continental economy and then caved, triumphantly announcing a bogus agreement that means nothing, simply because Mitch told him to fucking cool it with the tariffs. Seems at least as important as his constant pitchman visits to his perennially money-losing properties. Just saying.

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Isn’t it unfortunate to think that whomever takes over from him will probably not open lots of investigations into his financial shenanigans during his time in office, due to some misguided thoughts that it’s divisive.

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I think someone should run a bunch of analysis on timing of his close friends’ investments.

I’ve been rather of the opinion that more of these are ploys for get-rich-quick schemes, once he realized he can move markets with a tweet or two, massive opportunities for an insider to enrich themselves.

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Not sure enough to say probably. This is a different roll of the dice. By the time he leaves office he may find any friends he made along the way have mysteriously wandered off and he’s out there on his own.

I’m sure he doesn’t lack for people to suggest these things to him. The farmer works for the foxes now and there are trillions of hens in the chicken shack.

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I can.

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Good point… Just need to short stocks for companies with lots of links to Mexico, then mention to Trump over Golf that he should really introduce tariffs, like now…

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The Irish Prime Minister had to meet him at the airport at the food court? How disrespectful. And petty.

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Not to mention the immediate howling by the Republicans. I think their collective bouts of laryngitis and forgetfulness will have cleared up by then. Just a hunch. And, I’d bet money that absolutely his “investors” are shorting stocks and then selling them. Strangely, the SEC and IRS budgets have been shredded. Where has all the money gone from his “administration” reducing every domestic program and agency?

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That line from TPM wasn’t really fair. It was at the airport lounge which is near the food court.

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“But but but…he doesn’t take a 400K salary so he’s actually SAVING money”

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But you have to love it that they noped out of meeting him at his stupid golf club.

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You do realize that all these activities will be illegal again once a Democrat takes this office. And all the other “norms” that this pus bag has broken will again be expected to be enforced.

Fuck these American-hating bastards called the Trump White Nationalist Party aka GOP.

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And now that everyone knows that he has a golf club there, waiting for it to totally end up in bankruptcy in a couple of years…

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I’ve been eating a lot of hamburger, trying to keep my grocery bill down.

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The ethnically Indian, gay Irish prime minister, that is. So a country full of Catholics was able to elect this prime minister and we can’t manage someone with a vagina?

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Not forgetting the total cost of this road trip .

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