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.

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