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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:48 PM

Taxpayers billed $1,092 for an official's two-night stay at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

Source: The Washington Post

The bedroom suites at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, available only to members and their guests, feature hand-painted Moorish ceilings, antique Spanish-tiled mosaics and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

On a weekend in early March, during one of seven trips by Trump and his White House entourage to the posh Palm Beach property since the inauguration, the government paid the Trump-owned club to reserve at least one bedroom for two nights.

The charge, according to a newly disclosed receipt reviewed by The Washington Post, was $1,092.

The amount was based on a per-night price of $546, which, according to the bill, was Mar-a-Lago’s “rack rate,” the hotel industry term for a standard, non-discounted price.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/taxpayers-billed-1092-for-an-officials-two-night-stay-at-trumps-mar-a-lago-club/2017/09/15/e3e5dfdc-97c6-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html



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Reply Taxpayers billed $1,092 for an official's two-night stay at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 2017 OP
Achilleaze Sep 2017 #1
lark Sep 2017 #2
NCjack Sep 2017 #3
FakeNoose Sep 2017 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2017 #5
Pacifist Patriot Sep 2017 #6
dalton99a Sep 2017 #7
Wuddles440 Sep 2017 #8
Bengus81 Sep 2017 #9
Sunlei Sep 2017 #10
jmowreader Sep 2017 #11

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:56 PM

1. "Whoopee!" - republicans

"Yabba dabba doo - Good times are totally here for us with our beloved Comrade Casino (republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief) hosting The PAAR-Tay! We can just splurge and splooge all over the freaking place. Ha ha sucker taxpayers. By the way, when's our next glorious, glamorous, golden $3-million luxury golf weekend? Soon, we hope." - republicans

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:57 PM

2. Thief!

Drumpf is stealing from taxpayers to pay himself. Disgusting and totally deplorable.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:00 PM

3. To get up fresh in the morning, ready to do that bureaucratic paper work,

you must have hand-painted Moorish ceilings and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:03 PM

4. No charge for the golden shower?

I'll just show myself out.



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:06 PM

5. Government employees should get the government rate.

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“The fact that government officials would spend tax dollars at the president’s property raises serious constitutional questions under the domestic emoluments clause,” said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel with the Constitutional Accountability Center, a nonprofit Washington think tank.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:11 PM

6. GSA rate for that zip code in March is $182 a night.

Someone racked up a "lodging in excess of limitation" expense. Tut, tut!

Oh and that silly emoluments clause.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:24 PM

7. The Trump crime family doing what it does best

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:02 PM

8. And he continues to....

enhance his reputation as the "Teflon Don". Possible violations of the Constitution, laws, rules, and regulations only matter when someone identified as a "D" is accused of engaging is such actions. If you're and "R", such practices and behavior are either totally ignored or forgiven after a period of prayer and "heartfelt reflection".

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 06:14 AM

9. Does that include Russian hookers in that price? n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 07:03 AM

10. name the official, could even be a D- guess every official/ss staying there pays base 546 a night.

secret service has to stay over as well and eat meals there.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 04:54 PM

11. How to get rid of this bastard once and for all

Once we take back Congress - which is appearing more and more likely; the flaming MAGA hats give it away - we create a new law and get enough Senate Republicans behind it to pass it with a veto-proof majority.

Name the law the "TRUMP Act." TRUMP is an acronym.

The TRUMP Act requires any president who owns a hotel, office building, or restaurant to provide hotel rooms and office space at no charge to the government, and for his restaurant's chef to create a "government menu" of selected dishes which the government will reimburse the president for at cost.

If he can't cart the contents of the treasury home in a contractor's wheelbarrow, he won't stay in this job he hates very much longer.

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