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Factoid o’ the day

Factoid o' the day

by digby

Natch:
The Secret Service has spent at least $137,505 to rent golf carts to protect President Trump this year at his private clubs in New Jersey and Florida.
Ok, so the Secret Service does need to be with the president when he golfs. And he does like to golf because all those photo-ops ad tweets are stressful.

But he goes to his own golf courses meaning that the taxpayers are putting that money into his own pockets. That's the real scam.

He is profiting from the presidency in a hundred different ways by doing this kind of stuff. It may seem penny ante  considering that he's supposedly a billionaire, but remember, this is a guy who was hawking steaks and cheap neckties in in he days before he became president. He's been making his money with low level cons and cheap consumer goods for a long time. Bilking the taxpayers for golf carts and the like is right up his alley.

By the way:

In August, USA TODAY first reported that the Secret Service can no longer pay the overtime for hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.