It was just a few days ago that I reported on the “gut punch” to Trump. Now, the Democrats in both the Senate and House are hitting Trump where he lives, the “Winter White House.” The “gut check” comes in the form of a new proposed bill introduces in both the Senate and House. The “Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act” — or MAR-A-LAGO Act — would require the Trump administration to disclose the names of anyone who visits the White House or “any other location at which the President or the Vice President regularly conducts official business.”
The legislation, introduced in the House and Senate on Friday, calls for the creation of a publicly available database to be updated every 90 days. Even Donald Trump must realize that the acronym for the bill is an obvious dig at the president.
Democrats say the move is necessary after a Whitehouse.gov page featuring visitor access records has reported that “this page is being updated” since Trump’s inauguration. In addition, they want the public to know who has been visiting Mar-a-Lago because Trump conducts presidential business there, at a cost to taxpayers of $3 Million Dollars per weekend.