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Mike Pence Has a New Explanation for Staying at Trump's Ireland Property After First Saying Trump 'Suggested' It
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 03: US Vice President Mike Pence holds a press conference with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House on September 3, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The Vice President is on an official two-day visit to Ireland and is staying at President Trump's golf course resort Doonbeg in County Clare. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ireland has been mired in controversy for his decision to lodge in President Donald Trump's Doonbeg Resort. As if patronizing untold amounts of taxpayer money to your boss's private endeavors while on a publicly funded visit wasn't fishy enough, Doonbeg Resort isn't even near Dublin, where Pence's meetings and appearances are being held.

In fact, Doonbeg Resort is 180 miles away. So why did Pence take Trump's suggestion to stay there, despite its lack of transparency and integrity?

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