Donald Trump's frequent golf outings is costing the taxpayer more than $300K
According to multiple reports, President Trump's golf cart rentals in the US have allegedly cost taxpayers $300,675 since he took office
According to TMZ, President Donald Trump's frequent golf outings are hurting American taxpayers. Up until now, the outlet claims that his golf cart rentals alone have cost us $300,675. Also, the 72-year-old commander-in-chief has the Secret Service follow him around using golf carts to protect him.
Trump's overseas golf games are also apparently paid by American citizens. His visit to Trump Turnberry in July cost the U.S. Department $68,800, according to The Scotsman. The lush Turnberry Resort is situated in Scotland, where the POTUS, an avid golfer, managed to squeeze in a round even with his tight schedule during a two-night stay with his son Eric Trump and other White House aides.
Many are of the opinion that Trump is using the power of his office to profit himself and his company after reports that his own clubs are charging the said fees.
However, in a statement obtained by People, George A. Sorial, the Trump Organization’s executive vice president and chief compliance counsel, asserted that the conglomerate did not profit at all from the President's stay.
“For United States government patronage, our hotels charge room rates only at cost and we do not profit from these stays,” Sorial said.
Eric Trump also sided with his father at the time, saying that “while not required, we have decided that for any United States Govt business, we charge our COST and do NOT profit from these stays. Much more would be spent if they stayed elsewhere.”
According to TMZ and a website called Trump Golf Count, the president's indulgence in golfing has allegedly generated a total bill of $77 million in expenses. The Washington Post, which leads the charge in the establishment media's everlasting machination against the former real estate mogul, took issue with an earlier estimate put out by Trump Golf Count in July.
Trump's passion for Golf has made the front page of several reputed publications, considering he always gets the ratings. Back in may, ABC News reported that Trump visited golf courses on 102 of 493 days in office. On Saturday, Trump went swinging the club the same day as Sen. John McCain's funeral - However, what they won't tell you is that the McCain family themselves disinvited Trump from attending the ceremony.
For many, former president Barack Obama was the tall, dark, and handsome poster boy of the establishment under the garb of a bastion for liberalism. He barely bore the brunt of scathing, everyday attacks from the mainstream press like Trump has had to.
But Trump being Trump, did not let the erstwhile president bask in the fawning for too long. Back in 2014, Trump blasted Obama for golfing despite his love for the sport. He tweeted at the time, “Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter.”
The following day, he tweeted once again, “We pay for Obama’s travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.”
Golf icon Tiger Woods also acknowledged Trump's passion while speaking at the Northern Trust back in August. According to ASAP Sports, Woods said that he's "known Donald for a number of years. We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”
Last year during Thanksgiving, the duo played golf together just weeks after Trump won the 2016 presidential race.