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Trump vacations, living arrangements, family business trips costing taxpayers far more than previous presidents

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:01 am



On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.

On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the “Beverly Hills of Dubai.”
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Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, N.J., is preparing for the daunting prospect that the local Trump golf course will serve as a sort of northern White House for as many as 10 weekends a year.

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for past presidents — a price tag that, based on past assessments of presidential travel and security costs, could balloon into the hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of a four-year term.

Adding to the costs and complications is Trump’s inclination to conduct official business surrounded by crowds of people, such as his decision last weekend to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working dinner while Mar-a-Lago members dined nearby.

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Post by Jules on Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:06 pm

I said as much a while back. Trump should remember that only he was elected as president, not his huge entourage of relatives. They must cost a fortune to keep. Using the WH facilities at will and jetting off on long haul flights with taxpayer-funded protection. Let alone how much Trump towers costs to keep secure.
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Post by Original Quill on Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:38 pm

From all appearances, he behaves like a retired person.  This fits with my thought that he is suffering from alzheimer's.  They move him around like he's on a perpetual vacation, just to keep him away from Washington and out of trouble.

But that twitter account is the bane of them all.

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