New website tracks Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits/comparisons to what those visits could fund

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  1. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    As discussed in the other travel thread, the $3.6M is wrong.
     
  2. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well the good thing about a formula and website is that they can change it to make it more accurate. It's still an interesting watch.
     
  3. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    True. Bet they won't change it.
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Not sure where the other post is - what is the actual figure?
     
  5. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    The $3.6M cost is based on a Judicial Watch report for a trip Obama took from DC to Palm Beach. The problem is, that trip was actually DC > Chicago > Palm beach.

    The Chicago Tribune ran a story the other day.
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Interesting. If the number is 3M+ for that trip - I'm not buying that Trump's trips are only 1M
     
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    A million here and million there, pretty soon you're talking real money.
     
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    What was discussed in the other thread is that the single trip price tag of $3.6M is wrong for now. Even at the guessed of rate of $1M ( for now, since figures can't or won't be released ) 45 is still well on his way to excessive spending while asking all other forms of domestic government spending to cut back.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    DJT is essentially a tween shopaholic using mummy and daddy's money.
     
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    As I've asked before but never got an answer. Trump and his family should endeavour to save the hardworking, salt of the earth, blue collar, white collar, any collar freedom loving American, the one scraping by with sweat on their brow, the money that could be spent improving their lives. I'm not sure why some individuals here are okay with this.
     
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    Trump's parents weren't billionaires, that money came from somewhere but it wasn't his parents.
     
  12. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Whoosh!
     
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    It came for Trump running an average index fund matching business.
     
  14. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    The summation from Politifact is

    So whether or not Trump's father was a billionaire or not is irrelevant and a deflection, Trump did inherit money & his business.
     
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    They were multi-hundred millionaires. Certainly you aren't trying to suggest that Trump grew up in meager living conditions and built up from nothing.
     
  16. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    For the record, Whoosh to Zombie Acorn, yet again, and to some of you. Referencing Mummy and Daddy, I'm talking about US taxpayers. Trump may have made his so called billions over time even through his occasional lousy investment, but he certainly did not grow up middle class. Trump's parents were rich from the get-go thanks to his grandfather, who was just as egotistical as Trump.

    http://www.snopes.com/trumps-grandfather-bavaria-deport/

    I hear Green Peace is monitoring Steve Bannon as part of their save the whales campaign.
     
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    With the way Trump does things, I wouldn't be surprised if the actual cost today is far greater than $3.6M per trip.
     
  18. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, but conversely you are not factoring in the cost of Melania Trump staying in New York and flying down to both D.C. and Florida all the time.
     
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    When Trump releases tax returns, we will revise costs per trip. As of now both are speculative, but no where near zero.
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    Good point. And where is Inaka off to this weekend? It all adds up.
     
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    Inflation.
     
  21. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really like these kinds of websites. You could say the same thing about a lot of government spending. If only we didn't launch missiles at Syria we could have used the money to fund x. You can say that about anything.
     

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