UCLA’s Food Not Bombs group serve meals to a group of homeless people. DailyBruin.com
Donald Trump reportedly spent $3.6 going to Ireland to ‘visit’ his golf course there. And of course it was all on the dime of the U.S. taxpayer. So it got us thinking. How many homeless meals could we have given for that $3.6 million?
According to Feeding The Homeless Project Inc., ( fthpinc.org ) when served and made in larger quantities, their average cost is a little under $2.00 per meal ($1.97). So at that cost, the U.S. taxpayers could have served 1.8 MILLION MEALS to the homeless.
According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ‘s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, as of 2017 there were around 554,000 homeless people in the United States on a given night, or 0.17% of the population. We know that figure has gone up quite a bit in the last couple years, but let’s just say we could have fed every homeless person in the United States a good meal for his 2 day trip. I would give anything to be able to help out that amount of people. Especially in comparison to visiting a chemical-laden golf course.
As we have said over and over and over again, it really goes to show where Trumps priorities lie. (And he is quite familiar with lying too)
To read a breakdown of Trumps spending on his ‘small’ trip to Ireland see BusinessInsider