Democrats also called out the impropriety on Twitter. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden used the text of the blog post as the starting point for his criticism, while California’s Mark Takano pointed out the contrast between the administration’s proposed budget and this use of taxpayer dollars.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 24, 2017
As the WH plans deep cuts to hunger programs and foreign aid, so nice to see taxpayer money being used responsibly…to promote Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/tuTpjaYyLu
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) April 24, 2017
Trump has spent 7 of the 14 weekends of his presidency at Mar-a-Lago, hosting international leaders and conducting emergency national security meetings. Trump promoted the club’s chocolate cake when discussing the air strikes in Syria with Fox News. The membership fees for the resort were doubled following the election in November.