“The reason why no other president has taken a lap in the Presidential limo at Daytona before is that it is illegal.”
Sunday President Trump and the First Lady kicked off the Daytona 500. Swooping in with Air Force One and taking The Beast on a pace lap around the track, Trump served as the event’s Grand Marshal, the first sitting president to do so.
— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) February 16, 2020
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) February 17, 2020
And of course journalists are super mad that Trump took “The Beast” for a pace lap around the track. They’ve made all kinds of bogus claims including accusing Trump of breaking the law.
This was an official White House event therefore paid by taxpayers as @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS attended Daytona 500 today and “The Beast” limo ran a pace car lap around the track. pic.twitter.com/xb0QdBYEEI
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) February 16, 2020
Using the official apparatus of government for what appears to be a political event https://t.co/GWNm8io8O1
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 16, 2020
“Trump had no public events listed on the presidential schedule for Sunday.
The reason why no other president has taken a lap in the presidential limo at Daytona before is that it is illegal.
Donald Trump didn’t make history on Sunday.
He broke another law.” https://t.co/qIwtxp6K66
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 16, 2020
Your taxpayer dollars at work. Trump taking a vanity spin around Daytona in the Beast. https://t.co/Sfnz5q8omQ
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 17, 2020
Great, now do Obama. I’m so old, I remember Obama having his own personal little concerts at the White House, the State Department spending five-digit dough on his book and so on. There’s also this little gem from Forbes (and this was before Obama’s second term):
But please, do feign concern over the federal budget when an American president takes part in one of the most American sporting events in existence.
::waves at media who steadily and diligently work themselves into irrelevancy, one hyperbolic internet fit at a time::
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