Mr Trump traditionally took to Twitter to comment on the issue.
I had nothing to do with the decision of our great @VP Mike Pence to stay overnight at one of the Trump owned resorts in Doonbeg, Ireland. Mike’s family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his family!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019
During his recent visit to Ireland, Pence spent two nights in the Trump International Gold Links and Hotel. His critics raised concerns that it funnels taxpayer money to Trump. They also mentioned that the resort located 180 miles away from Dublin where meetings with Irish government officials were taking place.
Pence's chief of staff Marc Short confirmed last week that US taxpayers were covering the vice president's stay at the Trump golf resort in Doonbeg because he was on an official business there.
Following the visit, US House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent four letters to the White House, the Secret Service and the Trump Organization seeking information about Pence’s trip to the Trump International Golf Links in Ireland.