Illegitimate, popular vote losing President Donald Trump's spokeslackey and vice president Mike Pence visited Ireland on official United States business this week, and did so in a way that will personally enrich Donald Trump and his idiot spawn.
For reasons no one can figure out, Pence stayed the night at the Trump Doonbeg resort, which was 150 miles away from the vice president's meetings in Dublin.
Said Mike Pence to a reporter:
"If you have a chance to get to Doonbeg you'll find it's a fairly small place, the opportunity to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg, to accommodate the unique footprint that comes with our security detail and other personnel made it logical."
The decision to stay at a Trump-owned golf resort instead of a hotel near the VP's official meetings meant Pence spent 4 four in transit today, back and forth.
It doesn't make any sense.
It couldn't be that he did this for corrupt reasons, could it?
What is he doing in this bonkers video clip, improvising an advertisement for Trump's privately owned luxury resort? Is this happening?
.@VP Pence in Ireland: "If you have a chance to get to Doonbeg you'll find it's a fairly small place, the opportunity to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg, to accommodate the unique footprint that comes with our security detail and other personnel made it logical." pic.twitter.com/yqOSjKt9M3
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 3, 2019
Trump encouraged Pence to stay at his golf resort in Ireland, the Washington Post reports.
For Trump, this meant more revenue. U.S. taxpayers will pay for the rooms for Pence and his traveling party.
Trump himself visited the Doonbeg golf course earlier this year, during a trip to Europe to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings. Trump skipped Dublin altogether and instead met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at an airport close to Doonbeg.
That means twice in one year, American leaders have now visited a quiet village in County Clare and stayed at a once-obscure golf resort that Irish business filings show has not turned a profit in years.
Trump bought the Doonbeg course out of foreclosure in 2014, paying $11.9 million. The course then reported losing more than $1 million every year from 2014 to 2017, according to Irish corporate records.
In 2018, the course's revenue rose slightly — up about 2 percent from $14.2 million to $14.5 million, according to Trump's latest U.S. financial disclosures.
But those disclosures do not show whether the course turned a profit, and the Irish records that would show profit or loss are not yet available.
Also, I hope you don't encounter bedbugs. Many people say there are lots of bedbugs at Trump properties. https://t.co/KgJfnMRSgt
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 3, 2019
Hurricane Dorian: approaching Florida
Trump: busy golfing at a Trump property
Pence: also at a Trump property
Your tax dollars: making the Trump family richer https://t.co/gaKMGrDddW
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) September 2, 2019
VP Pence visited Ireland, but stayed 150 miles away from his meetings., at @realDonaldTrump's Doonbeg resort. That decision meant Pence spent 4 hrs in transit today, back and forth. https://t.co/KQO3vg4vVQ
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) September 3, 2019