All the President's golf clubs

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/201 ... 632505001/
Dozens of lobbyists, contractors and others who make their living influencing the government pay President Trump’s companies for membership in his private golf clubs, a status that can put them in close contact with the president, a USA TODAY investigation found.

Members of the clubs Trump has visited most often as president — in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia — include at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials. Two-thirds played on one of the 58 days the president was there, according to scores they posted online.

Because membership lists at Trump’s clubs are secret, the public has until now been unable to assess the conflicts they could create. USA TODAY found the names of 4,500 members by reviewing social media and a public website golfers use to track their handicaps, then researched and contacted hundreds to determine whether they had business with the government.
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Post by Kendra » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:40 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fac ... 112d4a8bdb

Interesting read on the Puerto Rico golf course and the bankruptcy. This caught my eye:
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Ultimately, the Trump Organization walked away with more than $600,000 in revenue from the management and licensing deal. Eric Trump, the president’s son and an executive in the Trump Organization, said after the bankruptcy filing, “We made many millions of dollars on it but never invested a dime.” (In the bankruptcy case, Eric Trump filed a claim for about $927,000 in unpaid fees on behalf of Trump Golf Coco Beach LLC, PolitiFact Florida found.)
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Post by Kendra » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:47 pm

https://apnews.com/465eb27a718f4d76ba6c ... -last-year
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump boasts of making great deals, but a financial report filed with the British government shows he has lost millions of dollars for three years running on a couple of his more recent big investments: his Scottish golf resorts.

A report from Britain’s Companies House released late Friday shows losses last year at the two resorts more than doubled to 17.6 million pounds ($23 million). Revenue also fell sharply.

In the report, Trump’s company attributed the results partly to having shut down its Turnberry resort for half the year while building a new course there and fixing up an old one.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:14 pm

Kendra wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:47 pm
https://apnews.com/465eb27a718f4d76ba6c ... -last-year
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump boasts of making great deals, but a financial report filed with the British government shows he has lost millions of dollars for three years running on a couple of his more recent big investments: his Scottish golf resorts.

A report from Britain’s Companies House released late Friday shows losses last year at the two resorts more than doubled to 17.6 million pounds ($23 million). Revenue also fell sharply.

In the report, Trump’s company attributed the results partly to having shut down its Turnberry resort for half the year while building a new course there and fixing up an old one.
Could it also be that the Trump brand has become toxic in Britain? ;)


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Post by Skip Intro » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:17 pm

Why isn't his brand toxic everywhere? He's certainly gone out of his way to make it so in his role as the worst president in US history.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:19 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:14 pm
Kendra wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:47 pm
https://apnews.com/465eb27a718f4d76ba6c ... -last-year
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump boasts of making great deals, but a financial report filed with the British government shows he has lost millions of dollars for three years running on a couple of his more recent big investments: his Scottish golf resorts.

A report from Britain’s Companies House released late Friday shows losses last year at the two resorts more than doubled to 17.6 million pounds ($23 million). Revenue also fell sharply.

In the report, Trump’s company attributed the results partly to having shut down its Turnberry resort for half the year while building a new course there and fixing up an old one.
Could it also be that the Trump brand has become toxic in Britain? ;)
Not so many deplorables in Europe that feel the need to frequent Scotish golfs clubs with American ownership of questionable business pedigree.



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Post by Suranis » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:17 pm

Those scottish Golf clubs have been losing money since they were built.

Frankly, i would be schocked if anything he actually controls makes money. His washington hotel has been losing money since it opened.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:21 pm

I'm not surprised the Trump toxic golf dumps are losing money, especially as golf has been declining in popularity in much of the world.

And I don't question Trump's lack of business acumen; he's a dishonest shyster.

But I wonder whether some losses in accounts are artificial, aiming to reduce tax, rental and other payments. Trump might have many reasons to show paper losses, taking his cut by other routes.

That said, revenue figures should be a good guide.



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:12 am

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:21 pm
I'm not surprised the Trump toxic golf dumps are losing money, especially as golf has been declining in popularity in much of the world.

And I don't question Trump's lack of business acumen; he's a dishonest shyster.

But I wonder whether some losses in accounts are artificial, aiming to reduce tax, rental and other payments. Trump might have many reasons to show paper losses, taking his cut by other routes.

That said, revenue figures should be a good guide.
I'm sure that the golf course management companies pay separetly for using the "trump"ish branding.



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:11 pm

Anger, praise in Scotland as losses mount at Trump's resorts

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anger-prai ... s-resorts/
Shortly before Trump visited his North Sea resort in June last year, and Milne ran a Mexican flag up a pole in protest against his immigration policies, Sturgeon stripped Trump of his title as business ambassador for Scotland. She cited his comments about Muslims during the campaign.

Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University also revoked Trump of his honorary degree for the same reason.

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In July, the CEO of a major sponsor of the Scottish Open was quoted in a local newspaper casting doubt on Trump's chances of hosting the event.

"There's no decision made but, look, there are clear issues," Aberdeen Asset Management CEO Martin Gilbert was quoted saying. He added, "Politics aside, Trump would be an ideal venue — but you can't put politics aside."


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Post by Kendra » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:58 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... es-habitat
The spectacular dunes habitat in Aberdeenshire used by Donald Trump for his £1bn golf resort is likely to lose its legal protection because his golf course has ruined the site, conservationists say.

Expert ecologists, including one who backed the US president’s original plans for the course of 10 years ago, believe the sand dunes will be stripped of their status as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) by the government’s conservation agency, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

The agency has confirmed that it is reviewing whether the lengthy stretch of dunes north of Aberdeen, known as Foveran Links, which is partly covered by Trump’s course, still qualifies for special conservation status.

Jim Hansom, a specialist in coastal ecology at Glasgow University, told a BBC Scotland documentary marking the first anniversary of Trump’s election as US president that the extensive works to create the 18-hole course meant the habitat was no longer worth preserving.
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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:32 pm
https:// twitter.com/NBCNews/status/939600508783906816
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President Trump has returned to Mar-a-Lago after a visit to Mississippi, marking the 105th day at one of his properties since taking office. http://nbcnews.to/2h7kRjo
21:59 - 9 Dec 2017
Wasn't there once a yuuge outcry cause GWB was staying too much at his ranch in TX? At least one could see him driving bicycle at times and getting some exercise at Camp David.

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Post by Chilidog » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:38 am

The exercise bike is now one of Ivanka's clothes racks.



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Post by Kendra » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:57 pm

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3642 ... olf-course
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted about golfing with President Trump at one of Trump’s courses shortly after the pair wrapped up their round.

“Trump International Golf Club is a spectacular golf course,” Graham tweeted.

“Great day of fun playing with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump.”



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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:12 pm

Didn't read all the comments on the Graham post, but the ones I did were not complimentary about the ad for Trump's property.

Not that it means anything.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:19 am

Walter Shaub is helping his country via Twitter. He is a guiding light during this time of intermittent darkness.


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Post by AndyinPA » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm

There's an article on Think Progress about Graham's change of mind on 45, but it doesn't really come to any conclusions.

https://thinkprogress.org/lets-talk-abo ... e7772bcf4/

He went from strong opponent to strong proponent in two years. The ad for the golf club was disgusting.



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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:41 am

AndyinPA wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
There's an article on Think Progress about Graham's change of mind on 45, but it doesn't really come to any conclusions.

https://thinkprogress.org/lets-talk-abo ... e7772bcf4/

He went from strong opponent to strong proponent in two years. The ad for the golf club was disgusting.
What was it meant to accomplish? Does the common man following Twitter grab his clubs and plan a stay? Or does it reassure us that Trump is a great rich man and reinforce the "brand"?



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:16 pm

https://www.opensecrets.org/trump/trump ... ies-121417
All the President's Profiting

No modern president has jumped so directly from the world of business to the presidency as Donald Trump. And in so doing, Trump has refused to do as his predecessors have done: sever ties to the companies or financial interests that may pose, or present the appearance of, a conflict of interest. By keeping his assets in a family-managed trust, which he can revoke at any time, Trump and his family are in the unique position to profit directly from his public service. Special interests in Washington have caught on. Those seeking to curry favor with Trump are not only donating to his reelection campaign but holding fundraisers and galas at his resorts, private clubs and hotels – the proceeds of which benefit him and his family.
To track this new influence-buying and presidential profiteering, the Center for Responsive Politics has created this page to track payments to Trump properties from Trump-related entities and beyond. [See more of our expenditures data.]


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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:05 pm

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... orida-club
President Trump was joined by three professional golfers at his West Palm Beach golf club on Saturday as he kicked off his first full day in Florida for the holiday season.

A White House spokeswoman said Trump played golf with Jim Herman, Daniel Berger and Justin Thomas, all professionals in the sport. Also joining Trump was Thomas's father, Mike Thomas, and unnamed friends, the spokeswoman said, according to a White House pool report.

It's not the first time the president has hosted professional golfers at his Trump International Golf Club. Just last month, Trump played a round with golf legend Jack Nicklaus at the club.

He also played last month with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Brad Faxon at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla.

Trump arrived in West Palm Beach on Friday, where he's spending the Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago, the private resort he has dubbed the "Winter White House." He has emphasized that he's on a "working vacation."



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Post by Gregg » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:18 am

Working on his tan, his bank account and corruption.


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