Mike Pence is spending taxpayer money to stay at a Trump resort that is all the way across Ireland from where he is to hold meetings.

By |2019-09-03T06:13:09-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Can you say corruption?

Courtesy of The Independent

Mike Pence has chosen to stay at Donald Trump’s golf resort during a visit to Ireland, despite his official duties all taking place on the other side of the country in Dublin.

Critics accused the US vice president of corruption by electing to use public funds to enrich his boss’ private business, rather than use one of the hundreds of hotels in the Irish capital.

Mr Pence, who landed in Ireland on Monday following a trip to Poland, stayed the night at Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg on the west coast of the country. He was joined by his wife, Karen, along with his sister and mother.

According to his public daily schedule, Mr Pence will fly on Air Force Two the 117 miles from Shannon airport to Dublin, where he will hold a series of meetings, before flying back and staying a second night at Mr Trump’s resort.

Though it is unclear how much the Trump Organization stands to make from Mr Pence’s stay at Doonbeg, vice-presidential trips abroad involve dozens of officials, and starting prices for suites at the resort begin at €301 (£275) per night.

Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman for California, tweeted: “You took an oath to the Constitution, not to [Donald Trump]. Funneling taxpayer money to [the president] by staying at this Trump resort is sooooooo corrupt.”

So to be clear there are perfectly reasonable accommodations in the same city where Pence is to hold meetings, but sadly his boss does not benefit financially if he stays in any of them.

So intead he will suffer the inconvenience of flying all the way across the country in order to attend meetings in order to placate his mone grubbing president.

Hey, remember when corrupt politicians tried to actually hide their criminal behaviors? 

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Karen is said to give better blowjobs on trump properties.

    Pence IS trump property.

  2. Anon September 3, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Free advertising

  3. Beaglemom September 3, 2019 at 9:24 am

    It’s curious that Pence’s spokesperson said it was a logistically good move to stay at the golf resort. I’m sure there are some elegant boutique hotels in Dublin that would have worked just fine. I cannot imagine why going back and forth across the country is a good “logistical’ move. Does everyone connected to this administration have to spend all of their time placating Don the Con?

    • Ex Cat September 3, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Placating? So that’s what the kids are calling it these days? Oh well, at least that is a term for whats going on that is safe for a family blog like this one!!!!

  4. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 11:18 am

    People make the mistake of thinking trump is stupid he’s not. He knows how to surround himself with lawyers that helps him break the law

  5. $BM~JB$ September 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    666pence=$8.01 is A mOTHERfucker.
    I knew dRUMPf would not go to Poland.
    WTF is going on?

    • nanna September 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      I’ve read that he has had botox around his little piggy eyes that didn’t go too smoothly and needs a few days to settle down. It would have to be something bigger than a hurricane that kept him from Poland because the Far Right Poles love him. He was invited to their annual remembrance bash, it’s the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion. The ceremony is held every year in Gdansk at the exact time and place that the invasion happened that started WWII. Except for this year, suspiciously. Gdansk is considered too progressive for the Far Right tyrant of Poland, so he is holding the ceremony in Warsaw, where his base is. No Polish leader ever invited a US president before, and why would they, except for a spot of mutual masturbation?

  6. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Trump and Pence. The very worst President and Vice-President in the history of our country. What a team, Mr. Corruption and Mr. Wimpy.

  7. anon September 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The thing about pence is I can’t get past that creepy Neanderthal brow line. However he’s not the only trump sychophant that seems to affect that look.My theory is that it’s a mannerism that these pukes use to avoid looking people in the eye when they are lying. Which is always. Sychophant, psychophant, whatever. sorry about the spelling. I am mostly illiterate.

  8. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    They just listed the price of a room, what about the jet fuel to fly back and forth.

    trump always wants to be first in everything, well he wins the award for most corrupt, unethical and criminal administration in the history of the USA

    Also why was Pence warning us about the russians influencing the 2020 election ? didn’t he get the memo from donnie, that is why he is VP now or is Pence planning on little donnie dropping out before the election?

  9. nanna September 3, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    oh but he has “family connections” in Doonbeg…. the old man’s mother’s grandmother was born there. Any excuse will do if it means putting taxpayers money into Trump’s pocket.

  10. CheeriO September 4, 2019 at 7:52 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/boris-johnson-apologize-muslim-women-burqas_n_5d6fbe58e4b0cdfe0578f570

    …comparing Muslim women in burkas to letterboxes and bank robbers…

  11. Anon September 4, 2019 at 8:50 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/04/democrats-slam-pence-for-staying-at-trump-hotel-in-ireland.html

    Asked if Trump had suggested that Pence stay at the property, the vice president’s chief of staff, Marc Short, told journalists, “I think that it was a suggestion.”

  12. Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Trump denies he suggested Pence stay at Doonbeg. He also denies ge told Barr to hold his Holiday party at the Trump hotel in DC.

    We know he lies so he did exactly what he is protesting too much.

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