Chelsea Clinton Tweets Donald Trump To Defend The White House
Fifty-six days. That's how much time President Donald Trump has spent at his Trump-branded properties thus far during his tenure in the White House. Out of the 193 days he has been president (as of August 1), that's about 29 percent of his total time. And a long feature on Trump's relationship with golf may reveal the reason for all the expensive, taxpayer-funded trips.
In the Aug. 7 edition of Sports Illustrated (published online on Aug. 1), among the tidbits about how Trump spends time at his eponymous, $22,100 per year New Jersey golf course is a telling quote about what Trump really thinks of his governmental digs.
"That White House is a real dump," he allegedly told members while holding court.
Well, one former White House resident didn't take kindly to his glib insult.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former first lady (and Senator, Secretary of State, and presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter to voice her disdain for the current president's insult. But she did so in such a way that gave kudos to the White House staff.
This is not the first time Clinton has responded to something Trump has said or done.
She recently responded directly to his accusation that there are double standards for his own children, compared to her. She has also addressed his immigration ban, health care plan, and more.
And this time, Clinton made sure to thank the staff who makes the White House what it is.
And while 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may not have 24-carat gold accents, marble from floor to ceiling, or a Louis XIV sensibility, it's pretty tacky to call your taxpayer-funded digs -- which are nicer than most American homes by a long-shot -- a dump.
She's also not the only one who has commented on Trump's insult.
But Clinton, as former first daughter, is one of the few who has intimate knowledge of what it's like to live in the White House.