By: TDF Staff
Yesterday, Donald Trump railed in the Rose Garden against “wasting time” and declared that he was going to do just “one track” at a time, but Trump can’t be bothered with the effort it takes to forward some documents to the Congress. But he can fly across the world for golf.
Trump’s spending on golf travel is many times higher than that of Barack Obama, who not only spent less than half as much time playing, but did it at a much lower cost. Obama seemed to be cognizant of the fact that he was spending other people’s money.
At this point, digging up Trump’s statements claiming that were he to occupy the White House, he wouldn’t have time for golf seems redundant, as if it’s something that’s been done 177 times. Trump is also not being frugal when it comes to his golf game. According to Huffpost, the bill to taxpayers for Trump’s time on the links has now passed $100 million dollars.
- For those keeping track, that’s three times the cost of the Mueller investigation, even if you don’t discount the money that Mueller recovered through fines.
- It’s four times the money set aside for replacing out of date government systems and improving technology—including technology that protects election systems from hacking.
- It’s equal to the entire budget for the Office for Civil Rights.