Taxpayers paid for Trump to fly from the White House to his New Jersey golf club, back to the White House, and then he flew back to his New Jersey golf club for more of the 4th of July weekend, and then come back to DC on the 4th of July, and what is Trump doing with his time on the taxpayer dime? He is trolling CNN with Internet memes on Twitter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
Each time Trump flies on Air Force One, he is spending a minimum of 200,000 taxpayer dollars, so his decision to use Air Force One as his personal shuttle for the holiday weekend will easily end up costing taxpayers over a million dollars or more in travel and associated costs. What taxpayers are getting for their money is Trump Internet trolling CNN.
Being that Trump is president, and there is a Republican healthcare bill on the verge of death in Senate, he has better things to do than trying to silence his critics with Internet intimidation.
At the heart of Trump’s behavior is a desire to discredit and silence those who are critical of him in the media. The is the motivation behind the attacks on The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets is that Trump wants them to be say nothing but nice things about him. The President Of The United States is trying to bully the free press into becoming a propaganda machine.
Taxpayers are footing the bill for Trump’s attempts to undermine the Constitution and harm our liberties.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association