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Old 08-28-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Yeah, I'm calling BS on this. The president is paid $400,000 a year, plus an extra expense allowance of $50,000 a year, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.

So you're saying he's costed the tax payer $158,182,000, just for golfing ?
Forbes did the math for you:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjo.../#6b1fdc4a28aa
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Uneducated Loony Leftists don't know that the Constitution allows the President and Vice President to run businesses while serving.
And they are supposed to profit personally by using their office to promote their businesses????
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Sounds like a great location in terms of access, convenience and security
Perhaps we should first see what Dorian has to say.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Wouldn't it be a great PR for the US if trump hosted the G7 at the Doral resort at no cost to all the attendees!

There is still that issue of bedbugs and security at Doral though.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be a great PR for the US if trump hosted the G7 at the Doral resort at no cost to all the attendees!

There is still that issue of bedbugs and security at Doral though.
I wonder what Trump would take as a tax write-off for donating Doral for the G-7? A billion-dollar write-off?
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I wonder what Trump would take as a tax write-off for donating Doral for the G-7? A billion-dollar write-off?
Good point.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:40 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I wonder what Trump would take as a tax write-off for donating Doral for the G-7? A billion-dollar write-off?
One way or another Trump would find a way to profit from it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Why does he give away his salary? I don’t think this is true, even if it was, did you call out Clinton and Barack for profiting off their presidency?
They did not stand up at an international event and promote their books, or speaking engagements. They didn't.

He has lots of time to make money AFTER his Presidency.

And - he is making money -- He doubled his Mar A Lago fees once he became the Republican nominee or won I can't remember. Every time HE visits a Trump facility to play golf -- the govt. is covering expenses for that trip...and yes it costs money because by law, the federal govt. HAS to pay full rates for any services provided.

He's doing okay -- don't you worry.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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They did not stand up at an international event and promote their books, or speaking engagements. They didn't.

He has lots of time to make money AFTER his Presidency.

And - he is making money -- He doubled his Mar A Lago fees once he became the Republican nominee or won I can't remember. Every time HE visits a Trump facility to play golf -- the govt. is covering expenses for that trip...and yes it costs money because by law, the federal govt. HAS to pay full rates for any services provided.

He's doing okay -- don't you worry.


This was about as obvious as you could get, and somehow people remain willfully ignorant. It's almost impressive.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:12 AM
 
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And they are supposed to profit personally by using their office to promote their businesses????
Right wingers love corporate and swamp monsters. That's why they elected one
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