President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would refuse federal subsidies that could be used to pay for courses at some of the nation’s most expensive golf courses.
In a statement released through his political action committee, the President said he would use the money he has already appropriated to pay his golf courses the costs of maintaining them.
The golf course subsidies are worth tens of millions of dollars annually to taxpayers.
In his statement, the president said he was “shocked” by the proposed federal subsidies.
Trump said he wants to help taxpayers by cutting back on the cost of courses.
He called the payments a “big giveaway” to taxpayers and said they were unfair to taxpayers who would lose out if the subsidies go away.
“The American taxpayer has to have access to fair, transparent and affordable golf courses,” Trump said.