Less than a week after running a $3 million bill that taxpayers will need to pay for his vacation in Florida, President Trump used a visit by Japanese PM Abe as an excuse to spend millions of more taxpayer dollars on another Florida vacation.
Here is how the White House described the trip in guidance provided to PoliticusUSA, “Later in the afternoon, the President will depart the White House for Joint Base Andrews en route to West Palm Beach, Florida. In the evening, the President will have dinner with First Lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and Mrs. Abe.”
Trump is taking Abe to his private club Mar-a-Lago. The two will also be playing golf all on the dime of US taxpayers.
None of this would be so outrageous if Trump had not just gotten back from a his White House began disguising his many trips back to his ranch in Crawford, TX by sprinkling some political cover day events into his vacations
Trump has blown the George W. Bush standard out of the water by taking a foreign leader to his private resort for dinner and golf on the taxpayers’ dime. It would be much cheaper for Trump to take Abe to Camp David, but this president appears to have no concerns over wasting taxpayer money.
President Trump can’t work a week without needing a vacation, and the worst part about it that the American people are footing the bill.