A Democratic submitted a new bill that shows all the prohibitive costs that covered Trump’s frequent visits to his mansions and would put all the costs on Trump’s shoulders.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) submitted the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President ― orSWAMP ― Act to the House this month. If the law enacted, taxpayers would be compensated for the millions of dollars they paid on Trump’s trips to his own houses, including Mar-a-Lago ― where he had a whale of time drizzling chocolate cake as he told Chinese President Xi Jinping while discoursing about his will to inaugurate 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against Syria in April.
“President Trump is on track to spend more during his first year of office than all eight years of the Obama administration combined,” by taking his weekend trips, Lieu’s bill says.
According to Lieu, over $3.7 million are scattered on security service only while Trump head to hit property in Mar-a-Lago. Not to mention over $34,000 scattered on golf cart rentals ordered by the Secret Service. Moreover, Costs of trips to Trump Tower in New York soars past $20 million.
“It is unacceptable for the President to maintain an interest in travelling to properties in which he has a direct financial interest, as the U.S. Government is responsible for renting space for personnel in said private commercial entities,” the bill reads.
A website dubbed IsTrumpAtMarALago.com is designed by Center for American Progress Action Fund to calculate the number of visits Trump had paid to his Florida house to play golf. In the last four months Trump spends as U.S. president, he has hit the mansion for eight times.
“It’s supremely hypocritical of Donald Trump to spend millions of government dollars at Mar-a-Lago while crusading to cut vital programs such as Meals on Wheels,” CAP Action spokeswoman Morgan Finkelstein said in a press release. “Our tracker will provide context and keep Trump accountable for his out-of-control spending at taxpayers’ expense.”
Law will not pass
Trump has not commented on the proposed legislation, but former Republican Party Chairman Frank Visco told CBS Los Angeles the bill will not pass.
“This is about a man who’s trying to demonize Donald Trump because he happens to be a billionaire, he has hotels,” Visco said of Lieu and his bill.