Trump Is Already Costing Taxpayers WAY More In The First Month Of Presidency Than President Obama Did In A YEAR!
Donald Trump likes to repeat over and over again how he’s FOR the American people. But, he’s clearly OK with running up our tax dollars for frivolous travel expenses. He is already costing taxpayers more money for travel expenses in a month than former President Barack Obama did in a YEAR. Get the figures inside…
So, let’s get straight to the point.
Donald Trump has spent $11.3 million in the first month of his presidency. Former President Barack Obama spent an average of $12.1 million on travel each YEAR. Yes, you read that right YEAR.
So what is Trump doing that’s costing taxpayers millions of dollars for travel expenses? For starters, Trump has been jetting to his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida for the last three weekends. One also must factor in the cost of travel, described as “money for Coast Guard units to patrol the exposed shoreline and other military, security and staffing expenses associated with moving the apparatus of the presidency.” That alone costs a cool $10 million, according to the Washington Post.
And there’s more.
Taxpayers are paying for Secret Service protection for Trump’s adult sons’ international trips to promote their father’s businesses. So, that adds to the total $11.3 million he has already spent in his first month of presidency for travel.
Not long ago, Trump criticized President Obama for using Air Force One for his travel.
Peep the receipts:
Oh, and get this. While Trump was on the campaign trail, he assured the American public that he was not going to be one of those presidents who took a lot of vacations. He said (via Think Progress):
“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done. I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off… You don’t have time to take time off.”
More lies. He's already vacationed and tweeted more than pretty much any other President by this time.
While he’s in Florida, he’s having a ball playing golf and we all remember how he railed President O about playing golf during his presidency:
WH y'day: Trump played “a couple” holes→ report he played 18 w/McIlroy→ WH today: he “intended to play a few holes & decided to play longer” pic.twitter.com/uGVOMPbiGm
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 20, 2017
Lastly, it’s going to cost taxpayers MILLIONS for the Secret Service to protect Melania Trump while she lives in Trump Towers in New York. The Post reports the cost at an estimated $183 million.
Making America Foolish AF....