Spending weekends at a private Florida club is “part of being president,” according to White House spokescreature Sean Spicer. Each weekend of presidential golf and steaks with ketchup at Mar-a-Lago is said to cost U.S. taxpayers about $3 million. For what Trump’s trips have cost to date, Meals on Wheels could feed 5,967 seniors for a year.
“Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show,” Drew Harwell and Amy Brittain, Washington Post
“Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense,” Drew Harwell, Amy Brittain and Jonathan O’Connell, Washington Post
“Brace yourself, taxpayers: Trump’s plutocracy doesn’t come cheap,” Dana Milbank, Washington Post
“‘He’s baaaack!’: Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago are stretching Palm Beach’s budget and locals’ patience,” Abby Phillip and Lori Rozsa, Washington Post
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