Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Stop spending millions of taxpayer dollars on travels to Mar-a-Lago resort.
Donald Trump has already spent over 10 million in taxpayer dollars during his weekend trips to his Trump-brand Mar-a-Lago resort. If these exploits and weekend getaways continue, Trump will have cost tax payers hundreds of millions after only one term, compared to President Obama’s final price tag of $97 million over eight years.
Not only are the financial costs of such constant trips troubling, but the security measures in place at this resort are also questionable. Only recently, Trump was seen going over important national security papers with the Prime Minister of Japan in the resort’s open dining area.
Weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago aren’t the only Trump family exploits costing Americans money. His wife’s refusal to live in the White House and instead remain in Trump Tower is costing the City of New York roughly $500,000 per day. Taxpayers are also footing the bill for the Trump sons’ trips to foreign countries as they open new Trump properties. Sign the petition and demand that Trump actually do his job and end these superfluous and unneeded vacations.
Dear Mr. President,
If you’re so worried about the national budget, perhaps you should take a step back and reflect on your own spending instead of the money spent on the National Endowment for the Arts, Meals on Wheels, and cancer research. Your trips to Mar-a-Lago have already cost taxpayers over $10 million
In addition, security for your sons’ business trips (a business from which you have as of yet failed to remove yourself) is being funded by taxpayers, while your wife’s time in Trump Tower is costing the City of New York about $500,000 per day.
These costs will far outnumber President Obama’s eight-year travel costs. Being President of the United States should not come with weekend getaways. To save taxpayers money, I demand that your trips to Mar-a-Lago be brought to an end.
[Your Name Here]
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