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Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits costing Florida thousands, documents show

18 April, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Lorena Waters
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Yesterday, in Washington, New York and dozens of other cities, protesters loudly said that's not the case.

This year's event came under scrutiny after the vendor that traditionally supplies commemorative wooden eggs as party favors sent a tweet warning the White House that manufacturing deadlines were fast approaching.

But regardless of the exact price, Trump's trips are expensive. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, estimate a back and forth trip from D.C.to Florida on Air Force One at about $1 million.

"It's supremely hypocritical of Donald Trump to spend millions of government dollars at Mar-a-Lago while crusading to cut vital programs such as Meals on Wheels", says Morgan Finkelstein, a spokesperson for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the liberal think tank that created the app.

Another problem with that comparison is that Obama's trip "included a leg from Washington to Chicago" before traveling on to Palm Beach.

But, former secret service official Jonathan Wackrow says, "they're asking for something that does not exist".

As noted, secret service detail on the first couple is mandatory, but children are optional.

Trump just closed out yet another weekend hanging in West Palm.

Mr. Trump's frequent Mar-a-Lago meetings with foreign dignitaries and US officials have also raised ethics concerns, as they take place on private property, away from public view.

In a development posing as a major embarrassment for U.S. President Donald Trump, his posh resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was slapped with 13 health violations at its last kitchen inspection in January.

The GAO's bottom line for that trip, not including regular White House personnel costs as well as some classified expenses, was $3.6 million.

During a visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year, North Korea test fired ballistic missiles, prompting an impromptu strategy session on Mar-a-Lago's dining patio. "This is part of being president". By contrast, President Barack Obama had made public appearances in nine states and taken three overseas trips by this point in his presidency, and was beginning his fourth journey abroad. "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" "Most of them have failed".

Much like so many aspects of this administration's ridiculously short tenure, costs will trickle down and Trump will push forward, not the least bit daunted by the questions he leaves in his wake. "So it's not the end of the world that he hosts the president of China, or anyone else, down there".



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