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!