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Monday, 10 April 2017

Donald Trump's travel expenses in 10 weeks cost taxpayers as much as Obama's travel expenses in two years

Donald Trump has been the president of the United States for three months but his travel expenses in 10 weeks out of those months have surpassed what Barack Obama spent in two years.

Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, amounts to at least $24 million. Since taking office 10 weeks ago, the President has spent 7 weeks out of it at Mar-a-Lago.
Each trip is estimated to cost at least $3 million. The total amount Trump's trip has cost is as much as his predecessor Obama spent on travels in roughly two years of his presidency.

Obama's trips over the eight years of his presidency amounted to a total of $97 million, that is an average of $12.1 million a year - an amount Trump almost matched in his first month. In just one month as president, Trump spent $10 million on three golfing holidays, the exact same game he had regularly criticized Obama for playing while holding office.
"While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!" Trump tweeted in May 2016.
Asides Trump's travel expenses, the cost of travel and security for Trump's entire family takes up an even higher amount than that of the President. Melania Trump and her son Barron are remaining in the Trump Tower in New York until a later time so as to enable him to continue schooling and according to the New York Police Department, it costs between $127,000 and $146,000 a day “to protect the First Lady and her son while they reside in Trump Tower".

If you do the math, you will see that in just ten months Trump will have outspent Obama's 8-year travel expenses if he continues at this pace. Americans are not pleased with these travels and spendings which they consider unnecessary. Some have pointed out that if Trump cuts back on his numerous travels he could fund the social security and arts programs that he is planning to slash. Over the course of his four-year term, the security arrangement for Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips alone is estimated to cost the taxpayer $600 millio

20 comments:

OSINANL said...

OK...

Tope said...

What exactly is he spending on his travels? Trumps is to expensive for the USA government. Want to increase your penis size?

Anonymous said...

They voted him in ignorantly and so shall they suffer the stupidity of wrong decisions

Anonymous said...

Focus on President Buhari and leave Trumps ass alone. Buhari has spet more money junketing from one country to the other than Trump and Obama. please tell us what Buhari spent for his last trip to London

Anonymous said...

Were they not the ones who voted him so that they can have their country back? Now they have their country back, why complain?

Anonymous said...

Were they not the ones who voted him so that they can have their country back? Now they have their country back, why complain?

Anonymous said...

Like buhari like Trump. Stupid people voted for trump like they also voted for buhari

Anonymous said...

Hypocritical moron, to run a country is different from running a beauty pageant.

Anonymous said...

its their wahala after all they voted him there so why complain.

PKE

Vivian Reginalds said...

JUS NEGODU!
Yet dumb trump will open the mouth he uses to eat 'ji na ede' to curse OBAMA!!!
Shame!!!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Una never start

gentle said...

....and this is supposed to concern us because? Have you calculated buhari's travel and medical expenses and compared it to jonathan's? Misplaced priorities.

VEEKEE FRESH said...

hmmmmm... this serious

Chike TEFLON said...

Buhari of America

dee boi said...

Abeg enjoy Jhare... dee

Anonymous said...

That's just his travel expenses, God knows how much is spent on other expenses, and his administration of thieves.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

So? He just got elected so it's understandable. Our travelled a lot too when he got elected, remember?


Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

He lost the election by over 3.5mil votes, he is an illegitimate president, and the only reason the electoral college endorsed him, was to prevent a civil war. Unfortunately he is a loose canon and he has no respect for anyone or anything.

Anonymous said...

Linda you don't really like Trump though. He's a billionaire president.

Omolewa said...

Dumb Trump. Dumber American citizens that voted for him

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