To The Daily Sun,
I remember every president since Eisenhower, who loved golf as much as any. Having a president is expensive.
I was on the island of Grenada when Ronald Reagan visited for six hours. I saw the two weeks of air transports delivering Secret Service vans and limousines beforehand. I saw the helicopters overhead and the destroyers offshore. But, as my Dad said at the time, "All those people are on the payroll anyway, and they have to be somewhere."
Obama was elected president. His home state is Hawaii. So, he got to vacation in Hawaii, despite the long, expensive flight. Trump's living and travel arrangements are expensive. Is this a surprise to anyone? Should we pick a president based on the length of his (or her) commute?
I'm radically liberal and think Trump is an imbecile, but this is the wrong issue to hang him with.
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