When Donald Trump plays golf, it’s not just him and three partners. It takes a massive Secret Service detail to follow Trump’s travails on the links. We got a peek today at just how massive. Government Executive is reporting:
The Secret Service has allocated more than $90,000 for golf cart rentals in South Florida this winter, ostensibly to protect president Donald Trump while he hits the links.
That’s tax dollars for golf cart rental at Donald Trump’s own club. And that’s just through June.
“In September, TMZ reported that golf cart rentals at Trump’s U.S. clubs have so far cost taxpayers $300,675. When and if the latest contract is fully paid out, it will bring Trump’s golf cart rental expenses up to nearly $400,000 since he took office—an apparent modern record in such a short period of time, based on past presidential expenditures.”
But the bill is actually much larger than that. Trump has reportedly played golf 154 times since taking office. Trump’s total golf expenses (travel, Secret Service, etc>) are actually $77 million.
Which reminds us of this tweet which haven’t aged well.
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
“I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” -Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Virginia, August 8, 2016.