Everyone knows that President Donald Trump is a major hypocrite, but now he’s not even trying to hide it anymore.
The Trump family has spent an exorbitant amount on new furnishings for the White House since Trump first took office earlier this year. Trump has gone on a massive spending spree, even though he used to criticize former President Barack Obama for the exact same thing!
This is not the first time Trump has been busted for something he used to call out Obama for. It should be obvious to everyone at this point that Trump is just a coward who was trying to earn cheap political points by attacking Obama.
Remember this? Throughout the Obama administration, Trump made Twitter posts that were critical of Obama’s spending (via Twitter):
Why did @BarackObama and his family travel separately to Martha’s Vineyard? They love to extravagantly spend on the taxpayers’ dime.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2011
Team Trump has not yet made good on all its campaign promises, but it has apparently surpassed the prior administration in one area at least: furniture shopping.
From Inauguration Day through the end of May, Trump’s office spent more than twice as much on White House furniture than predecessor Barack Obama did during the same time frame. The analysis was shared with Mic by the progressive American Bridge PAC, which describes itself as a group “committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions.”
Federal procurement records for the Executive Office of the President show that through May 31, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furnishings versus the $51,204.25 clocked by Obama’s office during his first five months on the job.
… Trump famously griped that Obama spent too much time golfing, for example. But in the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, he reportedly golfed 19 times, while Obama hit the links only once.
And before taking over the Oval Office, Trump slammed Obama for blowing way too much taxpayer money on travel — but CNN estimated in April that Trump might end up spending more on trips in his first year alone than Obama spent in two full terms.
Analysts say Trump is breaking tradition by forcing taxpayers to foot the entire bill for his new furnitures. Some previous presidents covered partial costs out of their own pockets – even including Richard Nixon.
One of Trump’s top dollar orders was a custom conference table from the Kittinger Company, Inc. that cost $13,000. According to Mic, former President Richard Nixon also had a Kittinger conference table, but paid for it himself.
Nixon paid for the table himself…NIXON! Remember, Donald Trump is a BILLIONAIRE (self-reported, of course.) And yet we…you and I…are paying for Trump’s fancy furniture.
The spending on White House furnishings comes amid scrutiny over Trump’s frequent weekend trips to Trump-brand golf clubs and luxury resorts, which have cost taxpayers millions.
The White House press office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump is a crook – there’s no doubt about it!