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Trump Offers to Reopen the White House

Donald Trump today offered to reopen the White House to the public, saying he would cover the cost of conducting White House tours.

The offer was in response to a tweet by Newt Gingrich, who suggested Trump could afford to splurge for the tours and should do so.

“It sounds reasonable to me. Why not?” Trump said on “Fox and Friends,” the Fox News morning program. “It’s always been open, and it’s certainly not a lot of money.”

Appearing as a co-host on the show, Fox News contributor Eric Bolling said staging the tours costs about $74,000 per week. Trump did not say for how long he might foot the bill.

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    1. What I thought was interesting is that I read that Chris Wallace also offered to contribute. I lost that link, but if true, it takes some of the “crazy” right wing tinge out of it.

        1. Yesterday he was almost funny–not noticing until the THIRD mention that Paul Ryan was reecommending repeal of Obamacare on the grounds that it won’t work and docs wwon’t cooperate. Chris was shocked–you can’t do that!

          1. I agree — just sayin’ his support of private efforts to reopen WH tours takes the tinge off crazy right wing and more support like this could make it even more difficult for Obama to ignore.

    2. It’s our house, not his. The public should demand that a third party like Trump or whoever, be allowed to fund the reopening of the WH. Obama is acting like a third grader.

  1. This week the White House Tours are sponsored by:
    Trump Plaza and Casinos

    Next week it’s sponsored by:

    The week of Passover:
    Streits Matzah

      1. That would be a great PR stunt: instead of buying his time for $500k, you get the time for sponsoring one month of White House tours.

        1. There are plenty of wealthy American million/billionaires who could
          fund the WH tours out of their lunch money. Would be great publicity
          of course they wouldn’t promote themselves but others would.
          I can see the articles this weeks tour brought to you by ______.
          A great American. This I going to bite Barry in the behind yet. Just
          heard that they are delaying opening Yellowstone. What will poor
          Yogi and Boo Boo do? No picinic basket:-(

          1. I wasn’t aware of the Yellowstone delay. Shutting down the WH tours and messing with people planning to visit the national parks is really going to bite His Arrogance in the behind.

          2. They said ‘delayed by two weeks’. Now how many are lucky enough to have a family vacation let alone plan one only to try
            to delay it by two weeks. That is one mean nasty piece of work to make American family’s and children suffer. By the
            way the country belongs to us not the Obama’s to use at will they don’t even like it or us for that matter.

          3. No, it wont. He does what he wants, when he wants, to who he wants, for as long as he wants and he spends what he wants. With absolutely no repercussions. He IS a dictator. He lied again when he said he wasn’t.

  2. Would love to see “the Donald” pay to open the WH. . .draw up a document for BHO to sign (just sign here Barack, no need to read it, it’s all on the up and up, you know, like all your EO’s are!!!) and in the fine print way, way down at the bottom, include an edict that states BHO agrees to release all his records as well as open up the WH to tours again. . .2 for the price of one!!

  3. The WH failure to respond in any way to these overtures to keep the WH open for tours exposes the mean spirited and hypocritical thnking behind this sequester decision. Here is an offer to do something good for the community, to give back, to pay a “fair share” — all the Obamababble — and crickets from not only the WH but Democrats at large.

    The Renter In Chief is looking more and more like a mean spirited squatter.

    1. stupid question:
      But has anyone in the WH ‘press’ corps brought any of these offers up? Have they asked Propaganda Sec. (aka: lying sleaze) Carney?

      (and I understand NO ONE in the WH ‘press’ corps is allowed to ask “akward or uncomfortable questions”)

      1. Oh the horror Langley. . .they are too busy kissing BHO’s behind to ask such questions. . .not to mention, they probably don’t give 2 hoots about us avg folks as long as they can get to go to the WH on a daily basis and bask in the glow of “the one”; why should they care if the rest of us can’t enjoy “OUR HOUSE”?

        And if they did have the b@!!$ to ask, you know that Carney would utilize Alinsky rule #5. . .ridicule!

      2. Does anyone have any information about the Vietnam Memorial the
        WW2 Memorial or the Tomb of the Unknown? Should any of those including Arlington suffer there would be such an uproar.
        Don’t bother asking Sparky any questions he has trouble with yes/no
        or anything doing to do with the truth.

        1. The Vietnam and WW2 memorials fall under the National Park Service. The Tomb is apart of Arlington Nat Cemetery, managed by the US Army & a fed contractor. The memorials are open common areas and can be easily maintained. Arlington’s hours may change but the Tomb will always be guarded.

          Asking BO or Blarney about these issues would be met with deaf ears, as neither really know where any of these places are (BO does but only because he has to visit once a yr)

  4. There is a tinge of schdenfreude in MrTrump’s (and other’s) altruistic offer to cover the expense of re-opening the WhiteHouse t, o the American people .
    We can all image the squirming, the drats, the profanities, and the frantic search within the WhiteHouse for a scapegoat to push out into the public eye to take the blame for the great blunder of 2013,

    The Boomerang of Blame for this action has landed squarely at the door of the WhiteHouse. Unlike actions not taken, or words claimed to be misspoken, there just isn’t any graceful way to make this right without admitting that it was done out of spite meant to hurt the Repubs.

    For some reason, I find this whole event entertaining and can’t wait to see how it ends. snort.

    1. I’m with you, srdem. The longer the grifters keep mum on the numerous offers to finance the White House tours “for the children”, the more difficult it will be for them to recover. It is going to be entertaining to see how they finagle their way out of this PR mess.

  5. There’s no reason that Donald Trump should have to do this. The problem is corruption in the White House and not a lack of revenue. Taxpayers pay through the nose to be able to have access to the people’s house. The solution isn’t entrepreneurs like Donald Trump, or more revenue, but rooting out the malfeasance of government.

    1. I agree 100%. We, the taxpayer, already pay to have OUR house open for visitors and Obama has no right to close the tours. Trump, Hannity, Wallace and the others need to pool their money and make a commercial that goes nationwide on EVERY TV station showing that the President of the United States has closed the White House to the children and to the older folks that are on vacation. The commercial should have lots of children of all sizes, ages and colors and a few old folks in wheel chairs, walkers and canes standing in line waiting for the White House Doors to open. In the background of the same commercial they should have Obama teeing off at a golf course and state that the taxpayers still can pay for the grifters golf outings.

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  7. Put your wallet away, Donald. Dear Leader would like nothing more than to help you spend some your $$$. Turn the tables on him and bring bus loads of little grade schoolers with their weekly allowances in hand to offer to the gatekeepers for admission. And don’t forget to have the cameras rolling.

        1. Who gives a darn it’s our house not hers I’d send my kid with chips
          and a really big gulp. Of course not to eat inside. They could make
          good use of the ‘magic Whole Foods Garden’ for a picnic. After all
          it would be a nice flat space for a picnic;-)

    1. Sorry.. lets not use the kids and media. That would be something BO would do (and has done). Now if a very large group of senior citizens or retired vets were to do this (bus loads) and protest in front of the WH, I would make plans to visit myself.

      1. Sorry these are my imaginary kids. I do qualify as a Senior I’ve even
        now had to use a walker. I’m quite a sight one eye a walker and a bit
        bent I seem to be shrinking.

  8. Let Mr. Vin Dictive keep the WH tours closed, throw in the National Parks too and any other very public and obvious assault. Expose him. Let America see what it really is.

    No one should step in to rescue him. It’s not a NASCAR race with sponsors splattered all over the driver and vehicle. Conservatives, should take out full page ads with Vin Dictives’s face listing what he’s done with the byline of Yes, We Can – We, Don’t Care.

  9. Well perhaps we could have a display that would be free. In every city have
    an exhibit of all Michelle’s clothes since she became the ‘fashion icon’. This
    would include all outfits including shoes, jewelry makeup and hair. Best of all
    the price tags. This will be followed by the Obama Vacation Exibit! Same
    rules pictures and prices.

    1. I always thought the least she could do was publish the photos from the trips we paid for. None of us will have an exotic African safari trip, nor will we be lounging in a posh Spanish resort, so the photos will be MrsO sharing her vacay with us.

  10. According to Cong. Maxine Waters there are 350 million unemployed Americans, can’t we get a few of them to volunteer their time to run a couple tours.

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