Abigail Adams

Taxpayers pick up the tab for Trump’s pricey golf excursions

Taxpayers pick up the tab for Trump’s pricey golf excursions

“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” — the TV show from the 1980s and 1990s that wallowed in the obscene excesses of the super wealthy — needs to be brought back to do an extended series on America’s new First Family. There would be an ironic twist in the theme this time around: The Trump family’s lavish living is being heavily subsidized by taxpayers who struggle to pay their bills every month.

Donald Trump has made plenty of deals in which he got richer while other people got hoodwinked (think Trump Foundation) or swindled (think Trump University), but getting himself elected president is the sweetest deal of them all.

After criticizing his...

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