The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump Monarchy And Yard (Membership) Sale

After the website site ShareAmerica highlighted a State Dept webpage which clearly touted Trump's South Florida resort as the "Winter White House," the State Dept. removed the page.  Imagine what follows:

Another important issue regarding the Trump resort relates to the reality the public nor government observers have no access to who visits Trump at the resort nor who might visit the resort as a reward for pay-to-play prospects.

If you think we are stretching our partisan opines a bit too far, how about a reality check or two.

On January 25th, 2017 mere days after the Trump inauguration trump raised the membership to the Florida resort: CNBC News. coincidence? The increase was planned months before the November 2106 General Elections?  Both questions are rhetorical for anyone who isn't a tin-hat Trump supporter or if you are a Trump celebrity worshipper. 

Today we ran across a short video from NPR with a central theme of Trump business privilege while 45 refuses to release any tax returns from years after 2005. The video was extracted from this NPR piece

Business leveraging of the Oval Office (even in south Florida is one issue.  Take a Newsweek April 14, 2017 review of what the Trumps are costing the nation as they move around to Mar-A-Lago and the cost associated with Trump's family worldwide travels. 

President Trump's trips to Mar-A-Lago
  • Total cost for security in Palm Beach: $3.7 million
  • Roundtrip flights from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland to West Palm, Florida: $700,000
  • Overtime for local law enforcement during Trump’s trips: $60,000/day
  • Total golf cart rentals ordered by the Secret Service "for POTUS visit": $35,185
  • Loss to business due to airport closure: -$30,000/weekend
Keeping the first family in Trump Towers 
  • Request for additional Secret Service funding to secure Trump Towers: $60 million
  • New York Police Department security costs: $127,000-$146,000/day
  • "Elevator services" ordered by the Secret Service: $64,000
  • Air Force One flights to New York City: $180,000/hour
The Trump children's trips around the world with Secret Service
  • Eric Trump’s hotel costs in Uruguay: $97,830
  • Eric Trump’s hotel costs in the U.K. this week: $11,261
  • Eric Trump’s limousine services in Dublin: $4,029.85
  • Rental ski equipment and clothing for secret service during Ivanka Trump's trip to Aspen: $12,208
  • Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump’s hotel costs in Vancouver: $53,155
  • Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump’s hotel costs in Dubai: $16,738
The Guardian published a piece this past March with horrifying details of just how much the Trump's are costing us taxpayers. The Trump tax.

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