United States President Donald Trump may not be accepting an annual salary of $400,000, but he is certainly milking the taxpayers to cover his trips to his Florida resort, says a new report from the Washington Post.
According to the estimates, using data based on an October 2016 Government Accountability Office analysis of White House travel, the president’s three trips to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida have cost the U.S. treasury roughly $10 million.
Here is what the newspaper reported:
“The elaborate lifestyle of America’s first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for previous presidents.”
Prior to becoming president, Trump had rightly chastized Barack Obama for his vacations that cost taxpayers a lot of money.
“President @BarackObama’s vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars—-Unbelievable!” he tweeted.
President @BarackObama‘s vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars—-Unbelievable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2012
The former president’s total eight-year travel bill was just under $100 million, and averaged about $12 million per year throughout his tenure.
Trump is on pace to exceed his predecessor’s entire travel receipt in just one year.
When will Trump repay the taxpayers? A billionaire doesn’t need the financial assistance of taxpayers for his trips to his Florida resort.