Trump: It's 'convenient' to go hundreds of miles out of my way to stay at my Irish resort
Before leaving for his embarrassing trip to Europe, Trump claimed that he is staying at his failing Trump International Hotel and golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland, because it's "convenient."
"We're going to be staying at Doonbeg in Ireland because it’s convenient and it's a great place. But it's convenient," Trump said.
It's not convenient at all. In fact, Trump is traveling hundreds of miles out of his way just to force taxpayers to foot the bill for him and his family to stay at a Trump property, according to a Wednesday Washington Post report.
Trump's travel schedule "requires flying hundreds of miles west to Ireland, then hundreds more miles back east to France," reports the Post. After Trump's visit to France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Trump will go back to Doonbeg before flying back to the United States the next day.
REPORTER: Is this trip for you just about promoting your golf club?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 5, 2019
TRUMP: No. This trip is really about great relationships that we have with the UK, & I really wanted to do this stop in Ireland. It was very important to me. pic.twitter.com/13L4Ys74Dh
Since Trump never fully divested from his business, he makes money every time he forces taxpayers to pay his tab at a property he owns.
And when he stays at his properties, it's also a form of taxpayer-funded promotion for those properties — which Doonbeg apparently needs, since it's a catastrophic money-losing operation. Since Trump bought it in 2014, Doonbeg has lost more than $1 million every year through 2017, according to the Post.
Trump's business failures are no surprise, considering he personally lost more than $1 billion during a 10-year stretch from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Trump's adult children, Eric and Donald Jr., were also traveling on the taxpayer dime despite not being invited to participate in state business.
While in the city of Doonbeg, Eric and Donald Jr. went out partying in various pubs around town. One BBC reporter managed to ask Eric Trump about the galavanting.
"So I got to ask Eric Trump a question as the Trumps did a pub crawl thru Doonbeg — is his trip a good use of US taxpayer money?" Nuala McGovern reported on Twitter. "We're just trying to have a good time," Eric Trump replied, before ducking into a pub surrounded by Secret Service agents.
Trump and his family traveled hundreds of miles out of the way so taxpayers could prop upa failing Trump property and so that Trump's kids could have a good time partying in Irish pubs.
Yet somehow, Trump wants everyone to believe that he did it for "convenience."
Published with permission of The American Independent. Attribution: Dan Desai Martin.