Democrats from the US Congress expressed their dissatisfaction with the fact that the state Department at the expense of public funds engaged in advertising an elite Golf club “Mar-a-Lago”, which belongs to the American President Donald Trump. On Monday drew the attention of the leader of the democratic minority in the House of representatives Nancy Pelosi.
“Why is the state Department’s Donald trump is promoting a private club, owned by the President?” – outraged Pelosi. In this she was supported by her fellow party member Ron Wyden, a part of the intelligence Committee of the Senate. “The state Department, I’m curious. Why taxpayer dollars are promoting private country club President?”, – quoted Senator TASS.
The ad, touting Golf club, was hosted on April 5 on the website of the U.S. Embassy in London under the title “Mar-a-Lago: Winter White house.” The ad said that the resort is often visited by the President and takes it to foreign leaders. In particular, the site said that it was there that trump met with Chinese President XI Jinping on April 6-7.
The estate “Mar-a-Lago”, which was used for the rest of the presidents of the United States, trump bought in 1985 for $ 10 million and rebuilt, turning into an exclusive club. Now there are 126 rooms with a total area of 10 thousand square meters, 33 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, five tennis courts and three bomb shelters.
The entrance fee for your stay in this Golf club, since joining trump for President of the United States was increased from 100 thousand to 200 thousand dollars. The head of state in recent months, stayed there for 25 days, and flights in club in Washington, D.C., as well as the presence of employees of the White house were paid from the state Treasury.
American media earlier reported that one hour of use the presidential aircraft Air Force One costs about 142 thousand 380 dollars, but flight from Washington to Florida and back – about $ 1 million.