Trump to Spend Weekend at Mar-a-Lago After Declaring a National Emergency

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border. Hours after the announcement, the president is scheduled to fly into his private Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Palm Beach, Florida for the weekend.

Trump made the announcement at the White House Rose Garden.

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Trump is set to leave for his resort in the afternoon and will arrive early evening. So far, he has spent 81 days of his presidency at Mar-a-Lago.

Taxpayers foot the bill for Trump’s getaways at what’s dubbed the “summer White House.” Trump’s first four trips to the resort in 2017 alone cost $13.6 million, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office last week.

Trump’s vacation timing is feeding Democrat’s argument that the emergency isn’t really an emergency at all. “Nothing says national emergency like a weekend of golf in Mar-A-Lago,” Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) tweeted Friday.

Even Trump accidentally admitted in the announcement about the national emergency that it wasn’t necessary.

“I could do the wall over a longer period of time,” he said. “I didn’t need to do this. But I would rather do it much faster.”

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Democratic and some Republican lawmakers have expressed their criticism on the national emergency plan, and many seemed to agree. After Trump’s morning announcement, “#FakeTrumpEmergency,” “#FakeNationalEmergency,” and “#TrumpFakeEmergency” were all trending in the United States on Twitter.

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Phyllis Softa
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Yes, on the most bizarre and embarrassing things Trump says scale, today’s press conference ranks right up there with the Helsinki press conference, the the FOX & Friends 4/28/2018 phone interview and the UN General Assembly speech that drew the deriding laughter of world leaders. Just think. He has 2 more years of continued execution of his plan to MAGA by horrifying all Americans.

Rocky Drummond
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I don’t understand why more conservatives don’t speak up about what he is trying to do now. Surely there are at least a few who understand the dangers involved. Where are you?

Phyllis Softa
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I am going to steal a comment of Michael Steele, former RNC Chair. “Mitch McConnell is paying his 30 pieces of silver.” The R’s in Congress will need to decide if they are Republicans or Trumpians. I have a slogan suggestion for 2020 Repub candidate Weld, “Make the Republican Party Great Again.” MRPGA

Rocky Drummond
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Earlier, somebody was using the term Trumplican. That sums them up pretty good.

But you are right, the R party needs a deep clensing before it can recover to its former stature.

Phyllis Softa
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I like the term Trumplican. In July, 2018 there were 12 million more D’s than R’s registered voters with 40% registered D, 29% R. and 28 Independent. In 2016, the percentages were much closer. The RNC spent 20 million in 2015 on outreach to Hispanics. This appears to be a much wider problem than the R’s stance on race. They need to look at their policies and rhetoric on the environment, guns, and equal justice. .

Rocky Drummond
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We will have to wait for after this cycle to see how much clensing takes place. That will be the real tell.

Most, if not all, of the Patriot Caucus, I mean the wacko Freedom Caucus needs to be expunged. Add in the climate change deniers and the corrupt ones, and then we’ll get somewhere.

Mark Swatzki
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A Trumplican would be better than a Commiecrat. My folks generation fought against the commies. Like our generation fought against the commies in Vietnam. Like my uncles generation fought the commies in Korea. But here we are. The Dems in Washington full of commies

Rocky Drummond
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You still can’t justify Trump doing what Trump does.

Regardless of what any other President has done, real Constitutionalists can’t be happy with a President doing an end-run around Congress and the Constitution.

It seems that opportunist Constitutionalists are having their way and a lot of people are OK with that.

Mark Swatzki
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Dangers? You mean like Benghazi and then lying and lying and lying and lying?

Mark Swatzki
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Suck it up. We had to watch Barry and gang kiss up to all the Arabs. In all his 8 years he never once stopped in to visit Israel. Back home he had his war on cops. Got those young folks out to riot and loot. What a leader

Phyllis Softa
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You forgot Obama’s war on Christmas. You also forgot how you had to complain about his golf & vacations. How did you forget whining his Birth Certificate & economic numbers were “phony”? What about his evil teleprompter, Ivy league education. tan suit, & job as a community organizer? For 8 yrs we listened as FOX claimed Obama to be the worst POTUS ever- then watched FOX ignore that historians ranked Obama 12th BEST. As widely reported, Obama visited Israel in March, 2013.

Mark Swatzki
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There you go. You are helping me out. What historians? All the lefty nuts?

Phyllis Softa
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https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall It would be helpful to Trump if you read the criteria on which they rate each POTUS and directed him accordingly. The historians are listed and I think we would both agree that “All the lefty nuts” would not have rated Reagan 9th best.

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