Trump’s constant visits to his golf resorts are costing taxpayers a fortune. Some of them made a statement at the Trump National golf course in Virginia.
Over the weekend, vandals trashed Trump National by digging holes into the fairway, dumping bleach on some of the grass, and even spray-painting the word “RESIST” onto the green of the 13th hole. In addition to the spray-painting, the vandals — who remain at large as of this writing — also carved the anarchist symbol into the grass, and spray painted rocks on the course red and orange.
NBC Washington reported that the vandalism was called in on Saturday morning to the local sheriff’s office, which was the same day President Trump played a round of golf with Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), where the two discussed healthcare. That round of golf marks the 14th time in 10 weeks that Trump has visited one of his golf courses. Politico estimates that each one of Trump’s weekend golf getaways costs taxpayers roughly $3 million.
In addition to the most recent act of vandalism at Trump National, another Trump golf resort was vandalized by environmental protesters in March, with the phrase “NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS” carved into the fairway. At that time, the vandals were targeting the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The perpetrators, who described themselves to The Washington Post as an “anonymous environmental activist collective,” said the action was done to draw attention to President Trump’s “blatant disregard” for the environment, citing his proposed 25 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency as an example.
The people behind the most recent vandalism at Trump National have not yet been apprehended. An investigation is underway.
Tom Cahill is a senior editor for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at [email protected], or follow him on Facebook by clicking here.