A salacious headline, right? And I know, everyone thinks “why are we wasting time talking about vacations for the First Family when crimes are being committed daily by the administration?”
But it’s that exactly that we can’t and shouldn’t lose sight of: It’s not just that Donald Trump circumvents the Constitution and eliminates civil rights for people whose skin tone are outside his preferred shade range. It’s not just that his administration henchmen — Bill Barr, Mick Mulvaney, Steven Mnuchin — create a constant trail of excuses and spin for Trump’s underhanded tactics.
It’s that the Trump family believes they are royalty.
How else could anyone explain the President’s mistaken impression that he can just govern by fiat? His obsession with “meritocracy” and genetics? His shameless, unending vacations, during which untold millions in greens fees, lodging, food, and amenities make their way from the taxpayer coffers into his Mar-a-Lago account?
Now it looks like Trump is teaching his children exactly the same thing. We’ve known about Don Jr. and Eric’s taxpayer-funded trips, and Melania’s insane hotel expenses during her #BeBest tour. Jared and Ivanka’s trip to the Caribbean last December made the news, and now it’s “Second Daughter” Tiffany Trump’s turn.
Maybe she was still mad that dad forgot her birthday in October, so she decided to treat herself to a little spring break getaway. But her trip to Eastern Europe and her stay at the Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade that wrapped up just weeks ago finally produced a bill for the taxpayers, and it’s startling.
The price tag for the trip, using an analogy, is about what a minimum wage worker with both a full-time job and a part-time job working 60 hours a week without taking a single sick day would make in a year.
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