On the heels of complaints from the right and left about his out-of-control spending, Trump tweeted this today:
The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N. J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2017
While Trump “concedes” that going to New Jersey is less expensive and disruptive than going to New York, he seems to completely overlook the fact that he can simply stay at the White House for longer than three to five days in a row. That might even be less “expensive and disruptive” than going to New Jersey—or anywhere else.
Of course, he doesn’t stop there. Trump claims that he will be in “Meetings!” today, which is why he needed to leave Washington, D.C. However, a CNN reporter, Nathaniel Meyersohn, just tweeted this photo of Trump golfing at his own Bedminster golf course. I sure hope he was under par for those meetings.
Trump hitting the links today at Bedminster pic.twitter.com/ieLCJTR5Y9
— Nathaniel Meyersohn (@nmeyersohn) May 6, 2017
This is Trump’s 21st visit to one of his own golf courses since becoming President just over 100 days ago. According to the New York Times, Trump has spent 35 days of his presidency at a Trump-owned property, while spending 72 days not at one of his own properties. Trump promised his supporters that he would be working so hard that he wouldn’t have time to golf. Instead, they got swindled into paying for his four-year vacation.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.