When Donald Trump visited the southern border during the government shutdown, he insisted that he must continue the shutdown fight due to the “crisis at the border” that he, and he alone, could see and fix. Since being forced to reopen the government when airline workers organized and refused to work without pay, Trump has hinted that he intends to declare a national emergency to get funding for his border wall.
In the meantime, though, his plan is to golf. The same man who, as a presidential candidate, criticized President Obama for golfing at times when Trump thought important things were happening in the country, declaring that he would not spend any time golfing during his presidency, is golfing. Again.
The same “emergency” that Trump has waited several weeks for Democrats to fix by caving to his demands is such a crisis that Trump’s presence at the White House isn’t even necessary
The tally of 221 days at a Trump property and 167 days golfing means that Trump has spent one-quarter of his 742 days in office golfing and one-third of his time in office at a Trump-owned property, meaning that Secret Service agents and government officials must stay at those properties to have access to him during that time. The government foots that bill, which goes directly to the Trump Organization, so the taxpayers are paying Trump to golf and making him money in the meantime.
Twitter was torn between being angry that Trump is on vacation and just being glad he’s not in the White House to cause further damage. Read some of their comments below: