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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Records show Trump properties lied, charged government far higher rates than claimed
Rent A Troll 12:36 PM 02-08-2020
The next time a Dem is in the White House, I can't imagine how fun it's going to be to throw in your faces about every whiny accusation of corruption that none of you gave any shits at all about Donald Trump paying his own businesses millions of government dollars and lying about it. :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

That didn't happen.
And if it did, it wasn't that bad.
And if it was, that's not a big deal.
And if it is, that's not my fault.
And if it was, I didn't mean it.
And if I did...
You deserved it.


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President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night, according to federal records and people who have seen receipts.

Those charges, compiled here for the first time, show that Trump has an unprecedented — and largely hidden — business relationship with his own government. When Trump visits his clubs in Palm Beach, Fla., and Bedminster, N.J., the service needs space to post guards and store equipment.

Trump’s company says it charges only minimal fees. But Secret Service records do not show that.

At Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, the Secret Service was charged the $650 rate dozens of times in 2017, and a different rate, $396.15, dozens more times in 2018, according to documents from Trump’s visits.

And at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, the Secret Service was charged $17,000 a month to use a three-bedroom cottage on the property, an unusually high rent for homes in that area, according to receipts from 2017. Trump’s company billed the government even for days when Trump wasn’t there.

These payments appear to contradict the Trump Organization’s own statements about what it charges members of his government entourage. “If my father travels, they stay at our properties for free — meaning, like, cost for housekeeping,” Trump’s son Eric said in a Yahoo Finance interview last year.
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The company did not answer questions about the rates it charges the Secret Service now.

“We provide the rooms at cost and could make far more money renting them to members or guests,” Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump said in a statement. He gave no details about how the company calculates the “at-cost” price.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump told voters that — if he was elected — he would not have time for travel.

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump told the Hill in a June 2015 interview. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

But since taking office, Trump has spent more than 342 days — a third of his entire presidency — at his private clubs and hotels, according to a tally by The Post. Trump has said he works during these trips.
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“If he stays at one of his places, the government actually . . . saves a fortune because, if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they’d be charging them $500 a night, whereas, you know we charge them, like 50 bucks,” Eric Trump said.
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Most of the 103 payments discovered by The Post went to just three Trump properties: the Trump International Hotel in Washington and the president’s clubs at Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster.

They showed that Trump had quickly shattered past precedent. Other recent presidents have allowed the Secret Service to use their properties — George H.W. Bush’s compound in Maine, Bill Clinton’s home in suburban New York, George W. Bush’s ranch in Texas — free, according to the Secret Service and spokespeople for those former presidents.
Again, the point here is not to make any of you give a shit, because I know none of you are capable of criticizing your Dear Leader. The point is to simply create a nice little bookmark in time I can point back to and laugh at the next time any of you cry about supposed Democrat "corruption". :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...a4e_story.html
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Donger 04:05 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Did any skepticism enter your thoughts?
Skepticism of what?
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patteeu 04:08 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
Skepticism of what?
That's what I thought. I don't consider what you do when you read these articles thinking, really.
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Donger 04:10 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by patteeu:
That's what I thought. I don't consider what you do when you read these articles thinking, really.
If you mean was I skeptical of the OP? Of course. As skeptical as Trumper having a Pavlovian response to WaPo? No, of course not.

Then I read #12 and saw the receipts.

Did you see those?
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Mr. Kotter 04:11 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Taco John:
Then impeach him.

Make our day.
Rest assured: if the Dem's incompetence enables this POS to be re-elected, he will likely become the first President to be impeached twice. By then, maybe we can even make it bipartisan. I'm not a betting man myself, but if you are...there will be money to be made in placing that bet.

:-)
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D2112 04:16 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter:
Rest assured: if the Dem's incompetence enables this POS to be re-elected, he will likely become the first President to be impeached twice. By then, maybe we can even make it bipartisan. I'm not a betting man myself, but if you are...there will be money to be made in placing that bet.

:-)
Rest assured, we’re heading for civil war.

Our side : law enforcement/military and gun owners

Your side: illegal aliens/gun haters and incarcerated criminals

Who do you think is gonna win?
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Easy 6 04:17 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Did any skepticism enter your thoughts?
You’re joking, right?
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Shields68 04:25 PM 02-08-2020
Pretty sure the Clinton's rent space to the secret service. So I am not sure about past Presidents allowed them to stay free thing.
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Snopes Hammer 04:28 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by D2112:
Rest assured, we’re heading for civil war.
Originally Posted by :
Our side : law enforcement/military and gun owners
Your side:

Originally Posted by :
Your side: illegal aliens/gun haters and incarcerated criminals

Who do you think is gonna win?

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Mr. Kotter 04:35 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by D2112:
Rest assured, we’re heading for civil war.

Our side : law enforcement/military and gun owners

Your side: illegal aliens/gun haters and incarcerated criminals

Who do you think is gonna win?
Keep dreaming, nancy... mutiny on "your side" in your ridiculous hyperbole would immediately undermine your fantasy... :-)
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D2112 04:38 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Snopes Hammer:
Your side:



Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter:
Keep dreaming, nancy... mutiny on "your side" in your ridiculous hyperbole would immediately undermine your fantasy...
:-)
You two jackasses can laugh all you want.


You support this?


https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-...KWICView=false
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Snopes Hammer 05:36 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by D2112:
You two jackasses can laugh all you want.
I'm going to laugh at you regardless, but it's nice to have permission.
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You support this?


https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-...KWICView=false
What does that have to do with your civil warmongerig?
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D2112 05:41 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Snopes Hammer:
I'm going to laugh at you regardless, but it's nice to have permission.

What does that have to do with your civil warmongerig?
I’m asking you because you seem to have a lopsided opinion on the issues. And like clockwork, you didn’t disappoint. It’s a shame I actually had to point that out to you. But you got mad quote/gif game girl!
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alpha_omega 05:49 PM 02-08-2020
Maybe, but...what records and what people?.....

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according to federal records and people who have seen receipts.

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Rent A Troll 05:55 PM 02-08-2020
Originally Posted by Rent A Troll:
That didn't happen.
And if it did, it wasn't that bad.
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
Lies
It's WaPo afterall.
"That didn't happen"

Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
It's a luxury resort they're staying in. That price sounds pretty low.
"And if it did, it wasn't that bad"

Like ****ing clockwork! Look how easy it is to predict what these simple-ass minds will do :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
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BucEyedPea 06:14 PM 02-08-2020
Those are called strawman arguments, emoji. You just twisted each point I made to something else I didn't say. WaPo leaves exculpatory evidence out when it comes to Trump usually. You had what was half a picture, with omitted facts to paint the overall picture in a false light.

Let's face it you couldn't articulate an argument against the real rates normally charged at a luxury resort--particularly Trump's resorts. Looks like Eric was right.

You got owned. Time to cry "uncle.":-) :-)
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