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US NewsDonald Trump's "Inexpensive" Golf Habit Could Cost America $340 Million

15:16  04 september  2019
15:16  04 september  2019 Source:   esquire.co.uk

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Irony, as always, eluded Trump , considering how little attention he paid to another mass shooting in According to Forbes, Trump has spent over 0 million in taxpayer money on his hundreds of days at his own golf resorts—putting him on track to spend more than $ 340 million if he is elected to a

President Donald Trump plays a round of golf on the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, where he and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend. Forbes reported last month that if Trump continues playing golf at his current pace, the outings could end up costing taxpayers $ 340 million .

Donald Trump's © Leon Neal - Getty Images The total's already past $109 million, why not go for broke

What with everything that's been going on over the last three years or so - Brexit, the Mueller enquiry, climate change continuing to kick off, liberal democracy at large falling over and going on fire - Donald Trump's dedication to golfing has been a comforting constant. He's been golfing 227 separate times since his inauguration.

The approach and landfall of Hurricane Dorian saw Trump hacking his way around one of his courses in Virginia at the weekend, but he defended his "inexpensive" hobby from accusations that he should probably have at least looked like he was working, and that new estimates from Trumpgolfcount.com say his golfing has cost the taxpayer $109 million so far.

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To be fair, 340 million isnt much at all. That was never the point, though. At least not to me. For one person’ s golf trips it’ s a massive amount. Other than the ridiculous cost of using his own courses, no one would probably bat an eye at his ' golfing ' (I hear he sucks) if he hadn't thrown such a b****fit over

Trump ' s " golf trips" have been primarily working trips which he used to make deals and conduct negotiations. 340 million isn't bad when you consider If Trump gets 8 years, it' s estimated the total cost will basically reach Billion in taxpayer money. That' s a LOT of golf . But it' s STILL nowhere

If he carries on at this rate through a second term, that'd mean roughly $340 million down the toilet over his time in office, with most of the costs racked up from flying Air Force One all over the place.

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"The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadique Kahn [sic], was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday," Trump tweeted, before deleting and reposting with the correct spelling of Khan's name. "Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii."

"He's clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course," Khan told Politico in Warsaw, where he'd headed for the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War Two. Trump sent Vice-President Mike Pence instead, and hit the golf course.

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Republicans: million a year on golfing isn't that much money. Also Republicans: Wow the president is so generous for donating back his 0,000 annual salary. 0+ million for a total waste of taxpayer money that is corruptly going into Trump ' s tiny, grubby hands can 't be compared

One mathematician already predicted in Trumps first year, at the rate of Trumps golfing costs . If Trump gets 8 years, it' s estimated the total cost will basically reach Billion in taxpayer money. That' s a LOT of golf . But it' s STILL nowhere near the totals we spend on foreign aid EVERY year.

Khan called Trump "a guy who amplifies racist tweets; amplifies the tweets of fascists; says things that are deeply objectionable."

"If I don't stand up and call that out I think I’m doing a disservice to Londoners who chose me as their mayor," he continued.

Leaving aside the actual fitness value of walking slowly around some gently rolling parkland for a couple of hours, Trump's assertion that his golfing is "very inexpensive" is an uncharacteristically subtle brag about how fast he gets round the course isn't it?

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This is interesting!