Congress Just Gave Trump Awful News About His Next Golf Trip

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) has formally introduced a bill into Congress that would require Trump to reimburse the government for funds spend on travel to his own properties, such as Mar-a-Lago and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

Lieu’s bill, the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President (SWAMP) Act, states that Trump’s travel “results in the American taxpayer effectively subsidizing the president’s businesses.” The bill would also require that Trump reimburse the government for Secret Service costs derived from visits to his properties.

“It is unacceptable for the president to maintain an interest in traveling to properties in which he has a direct financial interest, as the U.S. government is responsible for renting space to personnel in said private commercial entities,” Lieu said. “Every time the president travels to Mar-a-Lago, he necessarily promotes his private business interests via free press at the government’s expense.”

via Congress Just Gave Trump Awful News About His Next Golf Trip

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