REUTERS: The entrance area of Trump National Golf club, where Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump play golf, is seen in Jupiter, Florida
A single Trump golf outing brought Trump's club $28,800 in Secret Service spending.
The U.S. Secret Service spent over $250,000 taxpayer bucks at Trump golf courses and hotels just in the first half of 2017 alone, reveal new FOIA docs obtained by Property of The People.
From Natasha Bertrand's coverage at Politico:
The expenditures -- amounting to $254,020.94 in total -- raise new questions about the extent to which Trump is personally profiting from the federal government, which is prohibited by the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause. The president has called the provision “phony,” and his lawyers have argued that it only bars him from receiving compensation as part of “an employment-type relationship” with a foreign or domestic government.
Trump refused to divest from his businesses upon taking office, choosing instead to hand off control of his organization to his two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric. Ethics advocates warned at the time that the arrangement raised conflict of interest and Emoluments Clause concerns.
The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. It’s now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Trump’s signature.
Canada is not super cool with plans by impeached U.S. president Donald Trump to send a thousand (maybe fewer) U.S. troops to the U.S.-Canada border. Trump says militarizing the border is good because he’s worried things will become so desperate in the U.S. with the pandemic, Americans will flee north to escape the oncoming coronavirus […]
Now he says he tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Dealing with all the COVID-19 fallout is one of the new realities of our ever-changing world — and that isn’t likely going away anytime soon. It’s also prompted a rash of existential questions for parents. Questions like how do I protect my kids? Or how do I soothe their fears? And there’s also one of […]
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Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It’s stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controlling what you can control. If you have extra hours on your hands, you can be productive with them. Use them to […]