TRUMP DOING ACTUAL WORK IS SO NOVEL A CONCEPT THAT IT MERITED A FOX NEWS “ALERT”

Donald Trump is definitely not a workaholic and his reputation for this apparently merited a Fox News alert stating, “President Trump Spending Weekend Working At The White House”.

However, this alert was not entirely accurate.

Trump spent Sunday playing golf in what was his 13th time on the green in his 2-month presidency. Also, according to the New York Times, Trump visited Trump properties this weekend, which benefits Trump and his family, not the United States.

In what will likely not surprise you, Trump spends more time vacationing than many Americans, and Trump has one of the most important jobs in the world.

Trump also spends more money on his vacations than what most Americans (except the wealthiest), however unlike them, he has the luxury of taxpayers to support his habits.

“The Post this week had a scoop on the Secret Service requesting an additional $60 million in its next budget: $27 million to protect the president’s wife and son in their three-floor penthouse at Trump Tower in New York, where they live instead of the White House, and $33 million for additional travel costs.

Each trip Trump takes to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he has gone most weekends since his inauguration, is estimated to cost taxpayers in excess of $3 million.

The Post’s Philip Bump estimated spending on Trump’s travel and protection, if it continues at current rates, at $526 million for his presidency. This dwarfs what was spent by Trump’s predecessors, even though Trump in 2012 tweeted that Obama’s “vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars — unbelievable!”’

In the words of Donald Trump, all of this is a “bad deal” for Americans.

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