As usual Trump has put his foot in his mouth again. lol No vacations, Mr. Trump, what do you call the next 17 days.
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McLie - If you make a habit of posting near duplicate posts - I will begin deleting.
Says the idiot who probably loved the fact Obama spent half his days in office golfing
No, it come be 20 or 25, just to bug you more JK
Since he and the West Wing Staff had to evacuate the West Wing so HVAC replacement could be done, I would call it a change of work site. Sure, he may take some time off during the 2 work weeks they are in NJ, but many of his staff have gone with him, or are working from home.
I'll also remind you that this was scheduled for LAST summer, but Obama had it postponed until the new administration (at the time he thought it would be Hillary) took office.
You, the press and the liberal idiots are making too much of this. Maybe we should be going after Congress for taking a 5 week vacation instead of working the healthcare, the budget, taxes, infrastructure planning, etc. I wonder how many of them are going to be playing golf while receiving the paychecks. Remember, the President takes $1.00 (by law) a quarter and donates the rest!
The following info on the costs of vacations for the Trump/Kushner Traveling circus was in Linda Stasi's column today in the New York Daily News:
Trump's 12 weekends at Mar-A-Lago = $32 million
Tiffany's trip to Germany = $22,000 for Secret Service (SS) hotel accommodations
Eric's trip to Uruguay = $98,000
Eric and Junior's trip to Vancouver to open a Trump hotel = $53,000 for SS hotel accommodations
Eric's 2-night stay in Punta Cana = $88,320 for SS hotel rooms plus an additional $9,510 for diplomatic "support" staff
Ivanka and Jared's family ski trip = $88.320
Bear in mind that none of these figures includes the cost of security for the Trump Tower penthouse whether the Trumps are in residence or not.
Perhaps you can explain to me how anyone could think that Trump's presidential salary covers even a fraction of this and he's only in office 7 months.
Amazing that you include G-20 trip in there. And if some on the left weren't calling for the hanging, murder, etc. of President Trump, his wife, his children and grandchildren, maybe the SS costs wouldn't be so much! And let's not forget the many vacations the Obamas took and the cost of SS for those!
The G-20 trip was not included in there. These were the personal trips for the Trump/Kushner family.
Maybe if Trump wasn't spending everyone's money like it was his, there wouldn't be so many calls for security. I'd be willing to bet that the cost of SS for the Obamas for the entire EIGHT years he was president doesn't come close to what Trump will have spent in his four years - assuming he lasts that long.
Give it up! None of the Trumps are receiving pay from the Taxpayers; Secret Service protection is provided to the President and his family. If they travel, then SS goes with them. Remember SS went on all the trips the Obamas took, to outings (including concerts where the girls were caught smoking weed) with the daughters (including concerts and overseas trips with their friends). Their jaunts to Hawaii cost the government lots in housing SS agents and the 'traveling' members of his WH staff.
By your comments you apparently want the Trumps to either stop traveling OR withdraw their SS protection.
No, I want the Trumps to use the residences that have traditionally been used by presidents - The White House and Camp David. It amazes me that an intelligent person like yourself doesn't see how wrong it is for his making money off the presidency. Open your eyes. He's stealing the taxpayers blind.
I don't recall you or the left demanding that Obama and family use Camp David rather than traveling to Hawaii for vacations. Or how about the trips to Africa? Nor do I recall any of you or the left condemning Obama for making money off the Presidency (like writing books and book sales). Nor do I hear one person on the left condemning the Clinton family (Bill, Hill, and family) going on vacation to Canada with SS in tow. Or how about Malia Obama at Lollapalooza with SS in tow. Isn't all that 'stealing' from the taxpayers, if you use your way of thinking.
And if you are worried about Trump stealing the taxpayers blind, what about Obama giving Iran $11.9 BILLION to Iran WITHOUT Congress' approval? Where did that money come from since CONGRESS appropriates funding and NEVER appropriated that money. Which agency or agencies were robbed. THAT was taxpayer money!
If Obama vacationed as often as Trump, I would have complained just as loudly, but he didn't. Presidents, their wives and children are and always have been entitled to SS protection. Trump's adult children should not have that protection, especially when they are traveling to another country to open a Trump hotel, which is private business. Neither Jr. nor Eric hold positions in Trump's administration. The Kushners do, but nepotism should not be permitted.
Presidents take vacations now and then (unless you're Trump). They stay at hotels which are not owned by them (unless you're Trump). When the SS stay a Trump's properties, Trump gets paid for that - the rooms aren't free. Apparently, you don't see anything wrong with that.
Obama's books were written before he became president. Presidents are not prohibited from earning income from book sales, appearances or speeches after their terms are over.
The $11.9 billion dollars were the funds that were withheld due to sanctions on Iran. As incentive to sign the non-nuclear pact, it was agreed that Iran would get that money back. It was not ours.
Weekends away from the White House is NOT are vacation days. If that's the case, if you get weekends off from your job, they should be counted as vacation days. So, the 'more vacation days' is bunk! And the FORCED exit of the WH due to renovations (that were due last summer but Obama delayed) should not be viewed as 17 days vacation, because as we've seen, President Trump HAS been working!
If Trump's adult children should not have SS protection, then neither should Obama's or Clinton's now as they are all over 16, but all 3 still have security paid for by the taxpayer and NOT themselves or their parents.
"Of Thee I Sing" was published while in office (2010). Did you raise a ruckus over Bush receiving income from his Texas ranch while in office? As for Trump, I could care less if his properties earn money or not. He had those properties when he ran for office and when elected. And Trump does not get personally paid any room fees, they go to the business. And I bet they fees for rooms used by the SS aren't any higher than those in Hawaii or Martha's vineyard, both vacation spots of the Obama's during high seasons.
There really is not point in discussing this with you any further because anything Trump does, legal or against the emoluments clause is just fine and dandy with you.