Despite promises of getting “back to work in order to Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump proceeded to visit one of his golf clubs for 7 days, puttering about the green rather than engaging in the all-important work required of a sitting president.
Trump’s lack of work ethic is not news. He reportedly watches up to 8 hours of TV a day, evidently more concerned with how he is being depicted in the media than actually working to improve people’s lives.
What is so astonishing about the recent, exceedingly long vacation for the already under-worked president is that it contributes even more to the large tally of days he has spent at Trump-owned properties, a conflict of interest that has resulted in millions of tax payer dollars going to businesses that benefit Trump himself.
Taxpayers, for example, are footing the bill for a helipad at Mar-a-Lago, which will benefit private business interests visiting the resort.
Trump has spent one-third of his time as president at properties he or his family owns.