The Rebuttal to the Rogue
Trump has visited his two golf courses near his Mar-a-Lago estate — Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Course in Jupiter . Trump has been the President for four weeks and he’s already been six times to the golf course. That’s a lot of golf from the person who condemned Obama because he played golf.
Trump’s decision to spend three consecutive weekends at his “southern White House” stands in contrast to what he promised during the campaign, when he said he’d “rarely leave the White House.”
“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump told a reporter in 2015. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off… You don’t have time to take time off.”
Yet Trump is playing golf often and the cost to taxpayers is $3 Million per weekend. The annual cost of guarding Trump Tower could be as high as $183 million, which is required now that Melania is staying outside the White House.
Trump stands to benefit from all these taxpayers expenses. In order to have constant access to the commander-in-chief, and to protect the First Lady, the military is forced to rent space in Trump Tower at a taxpayer cost estimated to be $1.5 million annualy. Worse yet, that money is lining the Trump family’s pockets. Relocating the executive branch to Mar-a-Lago each weekend raises the profile of the club and encourages people to pay for the access to the President that a $200,000 membership provides. And the Trump sons’ international business trips generate free publicity for the Trump Organization, while their appearances at the White House reinforce the message that doing business with them is a way to gain access to their father.
Contrast Trump’s spending with his proposal would eliminate “longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities,” the New York Times reports. “Most of the programs cost under $500 million annually, a pittance for a government that is projected to spend about $4 trillion this year. Thus Trump is making himself and his family richer by taking away hard-earned tax dollars and giving it to himself. It appears that Trump’s idea of how to make America Great Again is to make himself and his family wealthier, and the poor, poorer.
How heavy is Trump? He usually appears in a dark suit so it is difficult to get a true picture. However experts estimate his weight to be around 250lbs. Does it matter if our President is overweight? Only if he is 70 years old, eats fried chicken
and is expected to live for the next four years. Certainly these images would seem to contradict that Trump will be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
This picture of Trump playing golf is a clear indication of just how healthy Trump really is.
Perhaps Trump should avoid the golf cart all together, and walk the 18 holes!
In a discussion of the need for free press, John McCain explained:
This is the video of the First Lady at the Trump rally this weekend, to launch his campaign for re-election. Watch Melania reading the Lord’s Prayer from her script!
It’s offensive to parade Melania Trump around and have her pretend that she is religious as she has to read from a script as she leads the crowd in the Lord’s prayer. Most Christian kids learn the Lord’s Prayer as their first prayer. Watch as these kids recite the prayer, before they are even old enough to read it.
It’s been only a month since Trump’s inauguration.
Melania’s face during the inauguration changed almost as fast as the American public’s perception Trump.
Trump’s job approval rating are breaking records. According to a Gallup poll over the weekend, Trump’s 40 percent job approval is 21 points below the historic average for elected presidents around mid-February (61 percent). That’s also 11 points below the lowest mid-February numbers for any other president in Gallup’s history. Gallup has been involved in taking polls for more than 70 years.
Maybe it was the outrage over the Muslim ban that caused so many to object to Trump.
Maybe it was the outrage over threatening Iraq to confiscate their oil.
There was the resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser that caused a lot of Trump supporters to worry. Even more supporters worry that there are still unresolved issues for Trump regarding Russia.
Women were offended by his suggestion that nobody looks beautiful after 30 years old.
The President of Mexico cancelled his trip as a result of Trump’s statement that he should not come if he remained unwilling to pay for building a wall.
Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, a notorious anti-Semite and misogynist, was offensive to many.
Trump’s pick of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State was offensive to most due to Tillerson’s strong ties to Russia.
The Russia controversy is intensifying. The awkwardness with congressional Republicans continues unabated. And as Richard W. Painter, George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005-2007, wrote in the Times on Thursday, Trump has utterly failed to disentangle himself from his business empire:
Trump will be in violation of the Constitution as of next Friday with respect to, among other things, loans from foreign-government-controlled banks, leases of Trump office space to foreign-government-controlled companies, foreign governments and diplomats renting rooms in Trump hotels and any investments that are made alongside foreign sovereign wealth funds.
Many people are offended that Trump has already launched his re-election campaign.
Some felt it was offensive that the First Lady failed to meet with the wife of the Prime Minister of Japan while they were visiting in Washington D.C.
Others were offended by Trump’s total fabrication of a terrorist attack in Sweden.
Many others have reacted to Trump’s three weekend vacations at the expense of American taxpayers, and which directly profited Trump’s Mar a lago Resort.
Perhaps the poll numbers are so low because even Trump’s own spokesperson explains that Donald Trump lives in La La Land, relying on “alternative facts.”
Perhaps the most offensive thing Trump has done thus far as our new President is to nominate the leader of the government’s major health insurance programs who believes that maternity coverage should be optional for patients.
Donald Trump has earned the coveted title of Worst President in History.