The liberal media and the democrat pundits on TV are dishonest opportunists. Never forget that premise. It permeates every decision they make and every statement they utter.
Case in point, if you’ve been watching the talking heads or reading articles from the MSM, you’d have noticed that the left is throwing out a $3 Million figure for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips.
Via CBS This Morning:
Via Right Wing Talk:
But where did they get this figure? Is it accurate? Did the Trump team supply it? No! It’s based on former President Obama’s trips to Florida!
Via The Denver Post:
That’s a widely used estimate of what each journey costs taxpayers. The figure comes from a government report on a trip President Barack Obama made to Palm Beach, Florida, but the report’s author tells The Associated Press that it’s a mistake to apply those findings to Trump’s travel.
A conservative group that closely monitors presidential expenses puts the tab for each Mar-a-Lago visit closer to $1 million.
Neither the Secret Service, which protects the president, nor the Department of Defense, which transports presidential vehicles from place to place, has provided a tally of any Mar-a-Lago trip, although a government office is working up estimates that will eventually become public.
The Article continues and explains the where the discrepancy originated.
As fate would have it, the estimate for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips is based on a 2013 weekend golf trip Obama took to Palm Beach.
Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, asked the GAO to probe the Obama outing, and its report finally came out last fall.
The GAO’s bottom line for that trip, not including regular White House personnel costs as well as some classified expenses, was $3.6 million. But the author of that report, Brian Lepore, says that figure shouldn’t be applied to Trump’s travel.
“It’s hard to substitute one trip for another, even if the destination is the same,” Lepore said. Each time a president travels, the Defense Department must airlift equipment such as the protective limousines, security vehicles and occasionally helicopters from various military bases around the country.
So the liberal media, who defended President Obama’s trips all over the world, are not using Obama’s former trip expenses to attack President Donald Trump. It doesn’t get much more dishonest than that folks.
As the article points out, the liberal media is off by about $2 million per trip (that’s an astounding 200% overlay that they just throw in without any hesitation. And they expect the American people to trust them?
Stop following the liberal media. They lie. They distort. They hate.