With this survey, Democratic parliamentarians want to demonstrate that US taxpayer money has been used to enrich businesses owned by President Donald Trump.
The Democrats announced on Friday the opening of a parliamentary inquiry into the choice of US Vice President to stay at a golf club owned by Donald Trump during an official trip to Ireland.
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel is located in Doonbeg, on the west coast of Ireland, about 300 km from Dublin, where the Vice President’s official meetings took place.
-“The commission does not think that US taxpayers’ money should be used to enrich President Trump, his family and his businesses,” denounced the president of a powerful Democrat-controlled House of Representatives commission, Elijah Cummings.
He said the bill for the trip could be “important” since he estimates that a previous trip by Donald Trump to the same hotel in June cost the Americans $ 3.6 million. This is the second parliamentary inquiry opened in less than fifteen days on the use by Donald Trump and his team of the various properties he owns around the world.
- The next G7 at a Trump Golf Club
On August 28, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it would look into the announcement by the US President that he was planning to hold the next G7 summit at one of his golf clubs in Doral. near Miami Florida.
-“It’s a great place,” he said while assuring that he would not benefit personally.
Since coming to power in January 2017, the opposition has regularly accused Donald Trump and his children of benefiting financially from his presidential position, through his group Trump Organization. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump had committed to entrust his activities to a “blind trust”, an independent financial structure depriving him of any right of scrutiny over his group.