You could feed 5,967 homebound seniors for a year on what Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips cost so far

You could feed 5,967 homebound seniors for a year on what Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips cost so far

Spoiler alert: Trump has never cared about anyone but himself, and nothing anyone will ever do will change that.

You know how this is called in many countries around the world?

Corruption.

Good luck having the most corrupt president in the history of the US!

Q Cut programs that help the elderly and kids?

DIRECTOR MULVANEY: You’re only focusing on half of the equation, right? You’re focusing on recipients of the money. We’re trying to focus on both the recipients of the money and the folks who give us the money in the first place. And I think it’s fairly compassionate to go to them and say, look, we’re not going to ask you for your hard-earned money anymore. A single mom of two in Detroit, okay — “give us your money” —

Wow. This guy. That's some hypocritical Republican logic.

I don't get why people are surprised that he is a narcissist

Trump would starve the entire population of the US if he could make one more dollar out of it for himself.

steelworker in Ohio, the coal-mining family in West Virginia, the mother of two in Detroit

Why should these people pay for seniors to get meals? I don't know, why the fuck does the steel industry get massive subisidies? Why the fuck do I have to pay for that fuckers black lung treatment? Why the fuck do I have to pay for that mother-of-two's (since he didn't mention if she was single) fucking SNAP card?

It's because these are government programs meant to help the fucking poor. For fuck sakes.

The best part is that he did say he was going to eat them, and the sheep loved it because "he's telling it like it is".

"But...but...the wolf told me he wasn't going to eat any sheep! He told me!"

Edit: wolf

I like this hypothetical poor single mom in Detroit who hasn't received any government assistance and therefore can't be expected to pay back into the system with her taxes.

Also, in this hypothetical situation, this poor single mom has never sat her kids down in front of PBS to entertain them for a few minutes so she could take a break and maintain sanity.

Nope, she appreciates that the government is spending her money wisely on a border wall and the military; you know, things that she cares about because they directly affect her.

There's a video of him apparently stopping his motorcade to wave to supporters on the side of the road on T_D. I'm not exaggerating when I say they're discussing how he's the only person they'd take a bullet for. That he's a beloved president and the only one in that person's last 30 years.

After reading all of the insane shit from his supporters over the campaign this thread really blew me over. Beloved apparently means amazingly low approval.

They think he did this for them. It couldn't possibly be for his own reasons. He stopped because he loves them. Their president.

This is what people genuinely do not understand about those in charge now. And Trump couldn't do it alone. He's surrounded himself with like-minded billionaires and has a mean-spirited, petty GOP Congress to back him up.

Well it was implied that he was only going to eat the brown and black sheep. Turns out the flesh is all the same color.

Imagine the uproar if this story was about an African president spending shit loads of tax money for trips to his holiday resort while large parts of the population are hungry.

After watching him with Angela Merkel I have one question for the German people ; can she be our leader two?

Edit; fixed " to " because it was freaking people out that I didn't proofread before posting. Also thank you to those who understood that I was making a silly joke. And I apologize to all of those who I may have offended buy my inaccuracies.

And the hell of it is, paying a little more in to social programs up front saves everyone a lot of money in the long term, but it's hard to make people see that.

I'm also trying to figure out how this hypothetical poor single mom actually pays any federal taxes. Her deductions should be high enough, shouldn't they?

At some point we have to stop talking about how obviously bad Trump is and start talking about how obviously stupid enough Americans are. I've seen Trump voters being interviewed and dear God if doesn't feel like first contact.

She is controversial in Germany at times

Dude, we'll fucking take anyone.

54% of voters didn't vote for this orange clown and yet have no representation whatsoever in government.

This is fucked.

Not to forget the indispensible presidential golf outings

She is controvetli in Germany at times. But we Germans and Europeans are really different from you Americans when it comes to politics. I used to think that our political discussions are not really fact based but after your fucked up election and Presdent i see that that your "system"is way worse

It was implied he would eat more brown and black sheep. As long as he hurts them more it's ok if he eats a few whites as well.

I could actually follow this logic if there was any intent to actually lower taxes for the single Mom in Detroit. There isn't. It's just trimming $10 here to go place $10 in military spending.

These weekend jaunts infuriate me.The President gets unlimited travel funds?

"as long as it's someone else and not me."

Is it possible to bill an ex-president if its found that he abused his position? That is, if they find that he spends federal money that is excessive for executing his office can the DOJ simply sue him?

Will some brave reporter please ask how he justifies this?

We are fucked.

Seriously. People want W. back.

I saw this thread and just genuinely felt bad for the guy who met Trump. He gave them water bottles and the poor guy said he is saving it because it is "trump holy water". You have to feel bad that these people will never see how they got conned and how Trump turned their delusional support into a quick photo op.

Yeah, I've been saying it for a few months now. At some point we need to tell these people that they're idiots. If they pull the "educated liberal elite" card, we need to tell them that yes, we are indeed smarter than they are. We've been treating people who think their opinions are as valid as scientific fact with kid gloves because "we have to agree to disagree."

I'm over it. We shouldn't be nice to these people. We should ridicule their entire thought process, and belief system until they are either too ashamed to speak up and do anything, or until they change their mind.

So, Mugabe, a person that actually came out in support of Trump.

That's the other thing. Everyone else who cast a vote did so because they need the government to represent them in some way, and the republicans in charge feel no need to even throw the smallest bone at their concerns. "Yeah we won, fuck you".

FWIW I'm a bit bitter about having to pay for coal miners' black lung treatment. But only because I believe the coal industry should be 100% responsible for those costs.

Revenge for issues they made up

Why not both? I'm not going to play along the Republican blame game.

"Don't blame corporations, blame the system. Don't blame the system, blame politicians. Don't blame politicians, blame lobbyists. Don't blame lobbyists, blame corporations. Don't blame corporations, blame stockholders. Don't blame stockholders, blame the system. Don't blame the system, blame the voters. Don't blame the voters, blame Obama. Yes, blame Obama."

There needs to be a live website that equivalates Trump's excesses with lost meals and other things

The problem isn't Trump, the problem is his supporters turning a blind eye.

He is just a symptom.

Never said she was poor. Mulvaney was talking about a millionaire single mom of two in Detroit. They want to give her a tax break.

Here is a video from the campaign where hypocrite Trump states he will do nothing but "work, work, work" when he gets elected.

He has gone away, at tax payer's expense, every single weekend he has been in office.

https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/843187579130449920/video/1

Yeah man, I've filed for taxes several times now... I don't make enough to pay federal income tax and my state doesn't have income tax. Only "taxes" I end up paying are social security and medicare, which comes out of my paycheck regardless.

Republicans just found their new motto.

The fabled image->text repost

It's their revenge for the last eight years and they don't care how many people die.

They are trimming 10 cents that was the bone thrown to the poor to put ten dollars in military spending.

Seriously, Trump is the two rich assholes from Trading Places.

Seriously, Trump is the two

How sad when we think feeding poor is waste

I'd say Trump is really just a classic conman. Conmen usually don't even have any idea what they're doing, they just notice that something works and they play that angle, till they win.

His con worked, he's trying to monetize it now.

I looked this up, could not ascertain whether they get unlimited funds.

He will, however, be given funds to renovate his property if it is designated as his 'second office'.

Most Presidents did not do this because they rented the property they took holidays on. Well, at least Obama did. Bush had his ranch.

When Obama was first elected, I lost a piano student who blamed me for Obama's victory. (I voted for Bob Barr.) Her last words to me upon storming out of my teaching studio were "How could my country elect a God-damned n----r for President?!"

I'm pretty sure this is the revenge. (It's been simmering ever since Bill Clinton "stole" the election from George H. W. Bush.)

He would just go bankrupt, again.

T_D is like a pseudo extension of pol. It's a bunch of 17 year old edgy high school males from wealthy white suburbs. Just like my edgy white suburban classmates 14 years ago who were cheering on the D.C. sniper.

"Well, yeah, but... you know... Obama."

In private companies, this is called "misallocation of funds". Executives who are caught doing it generally lose their jobs, and are subject to legal action.

The Queen of England offered to take us back. It's not a bad offer really.

At least W. didn't whine and cry about how everything is unfair. He also didn't go golfing every fucking weekend.

What shape is that? A pear from Fukushima?

Trust me man, we know. Its like everyone who worked at our restaurant took from the community tip jar, but we tolerated it cause its not worth the trouble and money wasnt a big deal. Trump is the new girl that picked up the entire jar and went to her car, then came back, took the plastic container full of change for a local children's hospital all while yelling at someone for leaving the faucet running.

Emails, wire tap, brown people, fake news. Next question.

Implying anyone posting on T_D is a real person rather than a paid shill

Ha! Lazy seniors, get a job!

It's almost like desperate people are more inclined to commit crimes? What a weird thought.

New?! This has been their motto for decades.

God I hope to hear of his impeachment every morning.

If they are paid shills its wasted money since they only talk to each other

I just got done reading that guy's comments. He's increadably delusional. I had a tough time believing he was real.

Yea but then you wouldn't have survival of the fittest bro, need that natural selection /s

There seems to be a strange pride in america in DEEPLY rooted opinions. People believe what they were told to or what they decided at one point and refuse to even consider the other side. This leads to all of these mental gymnastics that occur in our politics to try and defend the shitty but deeply held beliefs many people have. It also doesn't help that people think the establishment clause doesn't apply to Christians.

All of this leads to us versus them politics which is kind of sickening. People want to have their side win rather than have the best outcome for the country. We also have a LOT of rural space which contributes to this quite a bit. That being said, our system is also weighed against the populous cities and states to look even when its really not.

Wishful thinking. Unless he does something to totally piss off the GOP, those spineless sacks of shit we call congressmen aren't gonna do anything except complain, if even that.

I've just started telling people their comments and stances are stupid and calling them liars when they spread falsehoods. It's the only words they understand and we need not be delicate.

He is proposing cutting funding for Meals on Wheels, a program that feeds seniors and others who can't always prepare food themselves. He is taking steps to stop feeding elderly people while lavishly spending on his own travel. That seems to be the missing puzzle piece for you.

It is absolutely clear that he only pursued the presidency to add it to a list of accolades. There's a documentary on him showing the type of person he is and has been since he was a child. He's not doing it for this country. I don't even believe it's financially motivated. It's purely narcissistically motivated.

Here's what I can see so far:

1) He's not golfing, he's working. He never stops working even when he's golfing

2) Mar-a-Lago is the only place he can make deals away from the prying eyes of Obama's microwaves.

3) He's saving us so much money by renegotiating existing costs that all this travel expense doesn't matter anyways.

A single mom of two in Detroit, okay — “give us your money” —

Yeah. Uh... that's not who pays for those programs.

Part of Mulvaney’s rationale was that it is impossible for the administration to ask taxpayers like the “steelworker in Ohio, the coal-mining family in West Virginia, the mother of two in Detroit” to pay for programs that don’t benefit them.

I swear the GOP has absolutely no grasp of the concept of "society".

She would drive most american's insane. I watched her giving a speech at Auschwitz, basically saying "yea this was Germany's fault and we accept full responsibility". Imagine the uproar is Trump or Obama went to Chili, and said "hey we overthrow your democratically elected leader, here have some delicious Trump Steaks", or went to Iraq and said "Hey we invaded your country with no plan and unleashed this huge wave of violence, sorry!"

We don't think that. Trump/Republicans think that.

Thanks for voting for the worst human to ever live on this earth guys!

For anyone who doesn't understand this comment, there's a joke that says you can replace the comment on any New Yorker cartoon with "Christ, what an asshole" and it will fit perfectly. It actually works more often than not.

There is no time for vacations. We are not going to be big on vacations.

What would we do without those?! Donald's gotta be in top shape to represent us in the Olympics, that's what the president does, right?

Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

The white sheep are hurting themselves but see it as OK since the black and brown will get screwed over slightly more.

From the party of "fiscal responsibility." They are basically not paying for electricity because they bought a new 50" LCD TV.

There's exactly one senior citizen who I would like to stop assisting with my taxes. His address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Taxes are our membership fees to Club America. It makes me feel better to look at it that way.

There also needs to be a web site that equivalates billionaire's spending to enact laws against the poor.

"I didn't think the leopards would eat my face" sobs woman who voted for the Leopards-eating-faces Party.

Trump wouldn't pay the $1 if he'd lost though, he'd bitch and sulk, and accuse the other one of cheating

We'd take goofy wacky over insane narcissist wacky. He is a powder keg of shame.

And yet they're more likely to support Trump.

Politicians are assholes, and citizens are morons.

Yep. And he's renting space in his building in NYC to the secret service agents that are protecting his wife and son that refuse to live with his ass in DC.

Serious question... since trump is spending tax payer money at a resort he owns, is he literally funneling tax payer money into his own pockets through his trips to mar-a-lago?

Give people someone to hate, and they will love you for it.

Universal healthcare right?

Just wait till we find out that he goes to Mar-a-Lago because its safer to sneak pee hookers in there than the White House. "I'm going hungry for what?" many will say.

It's almost like the Republicans are bad people.

"Christ, what an asshole."

Does a single mom of two in Detroit even pay taxes?

He'll invite a cabinet member, legislator or foreign dignitary along to his golf rounds and call it a "working weekend."

Probably not