Congressional Republicans and Democrats succeeded in reaching a compromise on a spending bill to keep the government open today. Unable to afford a government shutdown after having wasted all their political capital on two defeated efforts to repeal Obamacare, the spending bill contains no money for Trump’s promised border wall nor any cuts to Planned Parenthood.
But it does contain $41 million allocated to pay for President Trump’s weekly vacations – eight million tax payer dollars a month so that President Trump can jet around from golf course to mansion in a desperate and futile effort to escape the responsibilities of his office.
— Amy Hollyfield (@amy_hollyfield) May 1, 2017
The bill also contains $68 million to pay for the security of Melania and Barron Trump, who live in New York City.
It will come as no surprise to you that Trump intends to visit yet another of his properties this very weekend. Our lazy POTUS will be flying to Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, NJ on Friday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration advisory.
Trump has visited one of his properties 1 out of every 3 days he’s been president and he’s on pace to outspend the taxpayer cost of President Obama’s eight years of vacations in just one year.
Since Trump managed to rack up $20 million in vacation costs in his first 80 days, it will be extremely surprising if he’s able to make it to September before going over budget.
Trump’s fiscal hypocrisy is unreal. As he prepares to take a budget axe to Meals on Wheels and other critically important public service programs, Trump and Republicans in Congress have no problem shelling out tens of millions to pay his endless golf trips.
That tells you all you need to know about the priorities of this administration.