Why is Mike Pence staying at Trump’s Irish resort despite it being 100 miles away from where he is having a meeting at Dublin? These are signs of irresponsible government as it shows pure disregard for the American taxpayer. Who is paying for the Vice President staying at the President’s private property? And why should the American taxpayer pay high transportation costs for Pence’s movements whereas he could stay closer to the meeting venue?
Vice President Mike Pence has elected to stay at President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg while visiting Ireland this week, despite having to fly more than 100 miles to attend meetings in Dublin.
Pence arrived in Ireland on Monday and spent the night at the resort, Irish broadcaster RTE reported. He flew from Doonbeg on Ireland’s west coast to Dublin on its east coast to meet with Ireland’s president and prime minister along with various business leaders today, according to his public schedule. He’s slated to fly back and stay a second night at Trump’s property.
The choice of accommodation was made at Trump’s “suggestion,” Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short, said on Tuesday. The State Department signed off on the trip, he added, and Pence and his team aren’t staying for free.
Trump’s club is the “one facility” near Doonbeg that can house Pence’s team, Short said. Pence plans to have dinner at a local restaurant owned by a distant cousin tonight. The politician worked behind the restaurant’s bar during his first visit to Ireland in the 1980s, the Irish Times reported.
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