Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump's Mar-A-Lago Trips Have Already Cost US Taxpayers Over $10 Million Dollars

Donald Trump’s has flown to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach and so-called “Winter White House”, three out of the first three weekends he has been in office. That breaks down to 11 of his first 33 days.

The fact that the man-baby has to fly home every weekend is worrisome enough but it's the price tag that accompanies his excursions back home is what is truly galling.

If you were wondering what his jaunts back to Palm beach every weekend has cost the taxpayers an estimated $10 million plus so far.

One might argue that estimate is a smidge low considering that every time Trump runs home we foot the bill for not only the Secret Service but the police surrounding the estate, the U.S. Coast Guard in the surrounding waters and the air space that is shut down around the gaudy gold plated nightmare every time he is there. And that's not even including the local law enforcement, the airspace lockdown around Lantana Airport in Palm Beach County or disruptions to businesses near Mar-a-Lago who are estimated to lose about $30,000 each weekend!

While the White House won’t disclose the exact cost of Mr. Trump’s visits the $10 million cost can be ascertained based on figures from a similar trip by President Obama in 2013.

The weekend Mr. Obama spent in South Florida cost taxpayers $3.6 million. The Pentagon spent about $2.8 million for Air Force One plus support aircraft and military personnel. The Secret Service and the Coast Guard added nearly $800,000.

Multiply that by three and you get roughly 10.8 million dollar which hasn't even been adjusted for inflation!

And don't get us started on the millions of dollars spent on secret service to protect the Donald's wife Melania who won't even set foot in Washington DC and must receive full time protection at Trump Tower in New York at an estimated 1 million a day!!!!!

To question the price tag seems quite fair as Mr. Trump often attacked his President Obama over his travel...


FACT CHECK: During his eight years in office, Mr. Obama racked up about $85 million in travel costs. Mr. Trump is on pace to eclipse that way before the end of his first year!

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