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Saturday, March 25, 2017

 
Strength and Stamina

by digby
















So much for his "working week-end". Think Progress:
During his news conference on Friday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to argue that President Trump couldn’t possibly have worked harder in his unsuccessful effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Spicer also said Trump planned to spend a “working weekend” in Washington, D.C.

But on Saturday, Trump headed to a golf course for the 12th time during the nine weeks he’s been president. And by visiting the Trump National Golf Club in suburban Virginia, Trump — who repeatedly ripped President Obama for his much less-frequent golf outings and promised he “would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done” during the campaign — has now visited a Trump-branded property for eight straight weekends. That covers all but the very first weekend of his presidency. 
Trump to spend 7th consecutive weekend at Trump-branded property, at enormous cost to taxpayers
Austerity for us, regular Florida vacations for the president.thinkprogress.org

White House pool reporter Adrian Carrasquillo reports that it’s unclear what Trump is doing at his golf course.

Carrasquillo reports that Trump staffers said the president was there for meetings. But Trump has previously misled the press about what he’s up to at his golf courses.

I'm guessing he's golfing. The pool report says he's disappeared for three hours and they're stuck at the tennis courts waiting around for some word. Trump does this.

I wouldn't begrudge him his golf week-ends if he hadn't been such as jerk about Obama's much rarer golf outings and relentlessly ragged on Clinton for her alleged lack of stamina while promising that he was going to be working around the clock when he got to the White House. He's a spoiled rich princeling who likes to insult and degrade others for being lazy and weak when he's the lazy and weak one.

And his offspring aren't too bright either:
Trump’s latest trip to one of his properties comes a day after Forbes broke news that Eric Trump plans to give his father quarterly updates about how Trump’s sprawling business empire is doing financially. Trump has refused to divest from his business, putting him in a unique position to profit off the presidency. 
Trump’s effort to profit off the presidency gets underway in earnest 
“Yeah, on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that, but you know, that’s about it,” Eric Trump said, in reference to what he’ll brief his father on. “My father and I are very close… I talk to him a lot. We’re pretty inseparable.”

There's lots more at the link about the latest examples of Trump's ongoing corruption in the White House.

Oh, and then there's this:


President Donald Trump’s daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, their children and the President’s other son Eric reportedly required 100 Secret Service agents to travel with the group for the trip.

The US Secret Service, funded by the US taxpayer, is reported to have spent $12,208 on rental ski equipment and clothing at the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.

Dozens of residents staged an impromptu protest to voice their opposition to the president’s cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to various news reports, Trump is unhappy that Jared and Ivanka were absent during the health care battle. Not enough to tell them they had to come back, though.

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