Trump brings supporters off street, into Mar-a-Lago
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 8:01
Since Trump assumed office January 20, he has made four visits to Mar-a-Lago already, and counting the fifth trip over the ongoing St. Patrick's Day weekend, the total expenses borne by the county are already about $1 million.
According to White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters, Trump spotted the supporters on the side of the road near Mar-a-Lago Saturday and asked staff to track them down and bring them into the club.
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Mr Trump's frequent visits to Mar-a-Lago stand in contrast to his pledges during the campaign.
The mogul stopped his motorcade on his way to his lavish Mar-A-Lago resort and stepped out of his vehicle to wave back at the adoring crowd for about 30 seconds, while his Secret Service tried to keep everyone at a safe distance.
"It will either be cuts or increase in taxes", Burdick told the network.
"Frankly, as long as it is not on my constituents, I don't care who pays it", Kerner reportedly said.
"The habitual vacationer, Barack Obama, is now in Hawaii. This vacation is costing taxpayers $4 million". And residents around Palm Beach have been told to expect Trump to visit Mar-a-Lago every weekend until May.
It's unclear what the President has planned for the weekend.
At his current rate, the mogul now looks set to generate more travel spending in his first year than his predecessor in eight.
Kerner said the letter and other attempts to get the federal government to pay the bill have failed to spark action. "There has been no indication that aid is forthcoming".