Jan 20th, 2018
Donald Trump's golf habit costing the US taxpayer dear
As his flights are costing $15,994 per hour!
President Donald Trump's flights to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey have cost taxpayers $15,994 per hour, and his recent flights have totaled over $3 million dollars. But that does not even take into account trips he made in the first six months of his presidency.
According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, the domestic flights that Trump took in the second half of 2017 alone cost taxpayers a total of $3,199,188.30. Trump took these trips either by himself or with members of his family, flying to Bedminister, New Jersey; New York City; Yuma, Arizona; Springfield, Missouri; and Huntsville, Alabama between June and October 2017.
A previous record disclosure from Judicial Watch revealed that two trips Trump took to Mar-a-Lago in Florida in April 2017 cost a combined total of $1,124,802.
The total for all of Trump's political and leisure travel now sits at $13,533,937.28.
Compared to the travel expenses of former President Barack Obama and his family that totaled $114,691,322.17, Trump still lags far behind in his totals. But considering that Obama's travels every fiscal year from 2015 to 2017 amounted to just around $1 million, Trump is on track to far outpace his predecessor.
According to Business Insider, since his inauguration, taxpayers have paid almost $50 million in total for Trump's 91 golf trips so far. We all love a game of golf, but this seems to be getting seriously out of hand!