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Trumps pocket change

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Poor Trump; he's making fortunes (without salary) by using his Mar-a-Lago place to "milk" the government let alone the cost of his own trips there. He charges the government every time he has an "guest" there for his "work" for the government on his property. Of course he charges such with "double pen" The trip itself costs us about 3 million each time and he bills the "use" of his place on top of that. I bet he at least makes millions that way, instead of the measly salary of about $450,000 p/yr which he declined. Great President who only thinks day and night about the "poor". Wow.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I just can't stop thinking about how Fox "News" and other right wing media would be reporting this if Hillary was President and decided to go on vacation every single weekend.

    They spent years (seriously, years!) hammering Obama for golfing, but now it's a "work meeting" whenever Donald hits the links.

    This just shows what unabashed hypocrites Republicans are.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Their world is nothing like ours. Double standards when it's convenient or when there's a charge to be accessed. He's milking the presidency but doing so while white. That's equals perfectly all right.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    I just can't stop thinking about how Fox "News" and other right wing media would be reporting this if Hillary was President and decided to go on vacation every single weekend.

    They spent years (seriously, years!) hammering Obama for golfing, but now it's a "work meeting" whenever Donald hits the links.

    This just shows what unabashed hypocrites Republicans are.

    I recall those right wing whiners whenever Obama or his family went somewhere by jet, they bitched and moaned about how much the Obama family was costing taxpayers. I don't even hear a cricket chirping now. Gosh I hope the FBI moves swiftly and finds detrimental crap about Trump and his ilk, I hope he's impeached.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Donald Trump's actions in "exploiting the American taxpayer" for his own personal gain should not come as a surprise. Remember in his campaign, Clinton and others revealed his past actions of stiffing his contractors working on his buildings. Often the amounts were probably small change to him, but in some cases it put the contractors out of business.

    Fortune: Why U.S. Law Makes It Easy for Donald Trump To Stiff Contractors

    One of the more startling moments in Monday night’s presidential debate was the one where Donald Trump appeared to admit that one of his business secrets is an unsavory one: He stiffs his contractors.

    At the debate, Clinton confronted Trump in these terms: “I’ve met a lot of the people who were stiffed by you and your businesses, Donald. I’ve met dishwashers, painters, architects, glass installers, marble installers, drapery installers, like my dad was, who you refused to pay when they finished the work that you asked them to do. We have an architect in the audience who designed one of your clubhouses at one of your golf courses. It’s a beautiful facility. It immediately was put to use.”

    Trump first offered a half-hearted, pro forma defense: “Maybe he didn’t do a good job and I was unsatisfied with his work.”

    These revelations alone should have disqualified him from being a candidate for president, let alone elected. But the fact that Trump could use laws to stiff contractors and just wait them out in lengthy lawsuits may appear as kind of a game for him. However, there is something more nefarious in the way his mind works that suggests some kind of clinical phobia maybe related to his narcissism that I cannot find a word for. It's not unlike a filthy rich man cheating a waitress just for the satisfaction of it.

    For Donald Trump to blatantly make use of his own properties to host events at taxpayers expense suggests a mental disorder of sorts. It appears he gets immense satisfaction to enjoy the comfort of Mar-a-Lago knowing that taxpayers are paying a big portion of his tab...and perhaps more importantly, knowing that the taxpayers know and can't do anything about it. It gives him a certain feeling of exhilaration and power...a "high" of sorts...another "win" in his mind corrupted by "winning" at all costs.

    My opinion...just sayin'