A stunning new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that Donald Trump spent millions of taxpayer dollars for travel to luxury Mar-a-Lago resort. The government also paid $60,000 directly to Trump’s Florida resort, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tweeted.
The GAO estimated that four trips to Mar-a-Lago cost taxpayers nearly $14 million. The trips occurred from February 3 through March 5, 2017. “This estimate consisted of approximately $10.6 million for operating costs of government aircraft and boats and $3 million for temporary duty costs of government personnel supporting the President’s travel, including transportation, lodging, and meals and incidental expenses,” GAO reports.
As of December, Trump had visited his Mar-a-Lago resort 78 times since he was inaugurated, the New York Times reports. The figures above are just for four visits. Imagine how much more money he has spent at our expense? You will recall Trump and Republicans attacked former President Barack Obama every time he went on vacation.
The Secret Service incurred $396,000 while protecting Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump during “three international trips taken in January and February 2017.” “Eric Trump traveled to Uruguay and the Dominican Republic.” The two brothers and their wives traveled to the United Arab Emirates. They flew on commercial airlines and not on military aircraft.