Pop Quiz Hotshot: How Much Money Does It Cost To Move Trump Around The World?

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago News & Politics


By car, by airplane, by helicopter -- how many tax dollars does it take to mobilize Trump? A lot more than most head of countries -- $2,614 per minute. Justin Trudeau actually bicycles to work. And don't even get me started on how much it costs taxpayers to secure Trump Towers in New York where Melaniaand Barron stay.

The numbers from PolitiFact's Linda Qiu states that the extra security costs associated with protecting Melania and Barron at Trump Tower actually outpace the entire budget of the National Endowment for the Arts, which Trump has reportedly considered ending.
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Male 37,007
When Joe Biden stayed at his vacation property? The SS stayed in his 'guest cabin' there... he billed the government for the rent... 
And given the security breeches at the White House during Obama's tenure? Small wonder President Trump wants a more secure location. Let the tourists have the WH... 

Hey! How many nights did either Obama actually stay there?? Legitimate question, I have no idea. NOT 300+ per year I guarantee that!! Just the job of being President takes you away more than that. Was it 200? 160? 100??? How is that factored in to this 'argument'? Hint: it is not, that would be logical and reasonable.
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Male 94
But, Obama! That should cover any criticism for the next four years. My work is done.
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Male 617
Weird how a party can essentially run on hypocrisy 
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Male 37,007
marsii Funny how the Democrats do that eh?
I guess having the MSM as their lapdogs helps...
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Male 617
5cats Fuck off, troll. Everyone sees you following me around trolling. You are a prime example of how someone can basically subsist off of hypocrisy. 
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Male 37,007
marsii Mars II calling someone else a troll, amazing. And using a sock puppet (or a new name?)  to do so... just incredible!
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Male 4,344
The Trump has Lied about the size of the Trump Tower on several occasions, I wonder what else little hands has lied about the size of? 
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Male 4,368
"And don't even get me started on how much it costs taxpayers to secure Trump Towers in New York where Melania and Barron stay."

This is the part that should upset people the most. Conservative's constantly griped about Obama wasting so much money on travel. The Trumps are wasting a huge amount of our money with the constant need to secure two locations. Melania and Barron should have moved into the White House on day one. If that does not bother you guys I guess all the bitching about Obama wasting money was just partisan BS.
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Male 1,744
markust123 I don't understand the whole Melania-stays-in-New-York thing. I don't have a particular problem with Mar-a-Lago. But the president's immediate family, at least in my lifetime, has always resided in the White House. WTF?

Can you imagine the apopleptic fit the Republicans would have had if Michelle Obama had said, "Nah, I'm good. I may be the First Lady, but I'm going to continue to live in our house in Chicago." Fox News would have gone berserk.
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Male 4,344
markust123 at least 3, remember he has the summer white house that needs constant security too.
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Male 37,007
Around the same cost for Obama attending countless fundraisers? He did attend more than all Presidents combined since Nixon...
He'd fly to LA on AF-1, attend 3 fundraisers and 1 ribbon cutting (15 minutes) and fly back to DC... this was commonplace, he did it hundreds of times to various cities.

So what? Bush spent his weekends at his Texas ranch, so what? 
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Male 7,493
And Presidential travel just became an issue now because..........?
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Male 1,362
megrendel, 5cats made posts like this, complaining about how it cost American taxpayers roughly $85 million a year to pay for Obama's vacations.

It was always an issue. People complained about Bush's vacations, then about Obama's golf games and the cost of his vacations, and now about Trump's expensive living situation.
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Male 7,493
bliznik The main difference I see is this post isn't about vacation travel.  It's about 'moving Trump around the world'.  I don't recall people worried about on the job travel. 

It takes multiple C-5 Galaxies, jets and much more to keep the President safe. I've never complained about any of those expenses for any president. (Although I did question the additional expense of Michelle flying separately once.)
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Male 1,362
megrendel Oh yah, that part I don't really have an issue with, and I don't think anyone else should have an issue with either. =/ Standard travel around the world is always going to be expensive, particularly for summits and the like. 

I was more focused on the latter portion, talking about how expensive it is to house Melania in NYC and for Trump to insist on taking his weekend meetings at his private club in Florida. 
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Male 706
megrendel It's not becoming an issue now... you just conveniently didn't see any of the complaints as it became an issue to some over the past 8 years. I think people are just pointing out the hypocrisy at this point including from Trump himself.
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Male 37,007
megrendel Because TRUMP! Lolz!
Hey, I wonder how much those 304 rounds of golf Obama played cost the US Taxpayers? 
A convoy of cars and trucks, sweeping the course for hazards, kicking everyone off, surrounding it with SS Agents... can't have been cheap! Each one was a 4 to 6 hour operation, I read.
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Male 87
5cats I am so sick of your "golfer in chief" argument.  What are you implying, that Obama was a goof off?  I guess it is incomprehensible that business could get done on the golf course?

304 rounds of golf over 8 years is about one game every 9 days.  Participating in a recreational activity is something EVERYONE (even the POTUS) is entitled to.  It is healthy for the mind, body and spirit.  

Besides, playing a game he loves less than once a week shows considerable restraint, if you ask me.  I wonder, how many times a week do you jerk off to your cartoon animals?  It's a good thing your hobby doesn't cost taxpayers anything - I mean, that would be the epitome of hypocrisy if it did, wouldn't you say?
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Male 5,632
5cats Seems to me I remember you complaining, not long ago, on how much money it cost for the Obamas to have a vacation. So "Because TRUMP!" is a nothing more than an unadulterated pile of conservative bullshit. If you have the right to complain about a Democratic President's travel expenses, then Democrats have the right to complain about a Republican's.
Getting to megrendel's question, not really sure, of course, of fancy's internal reason, if any, but the cost of safely moving a President from place to place is an interesting question.
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Male 37,007
broizfam Was that not in response to Trump's living arrangements, and the "costs" being questioned? So no, my pointing out the hypocrisy of others doesn't make me a hypocrite. People have every right to complain, about Trump or Obama, but PLEASE have something other than bullshit (like this post and video) ok? 

Unless you're talking about years ago, when Michelle took 40 or 50 of her friends to Spain... iirc the Obamas ponied up some of the costs after it was exposed.
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