Eric Trump, Trump’s 33-year-old son, and executive vice-president of the Trump organization, just spent taxpayer money to fund his limousine rides during his recent trip to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
His stated purpose for the trip? It was purely business. He was there to promote Trump-branded properties. In total, taxpayers were charged a total of $4,029.85. That may not sound like much, but shouldn’t the Trump organization be footing the bill for his luxury rides? That’s the talk of the town right now.
That amount doesn’t include the other monies being spent on secret service protection which brings the total far higher. President Trump has been in office for three months now – and taxpayers have already paid somewhere around $190,000 for his and his brother Donald Trump Jr.’s special trips – all for the Trump organization. CBS News reviewed and confirmed the amounts.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, spoke out against the trips, saying:
“The Trump family’s frequent travel to international destinations purely to promote the Trump family business is burning through taxpayer dollars at an unprecedented rate and stretching the Secret Service increasingly thin.”
The news comes as the Government Accountability Office is actively working on a report that expects to fully detail just how much taxpayers are spending every time Trump and his family decide to take a trip somewhere – and exactly how much money is being wasted.
CBS News reviewed another purchase order that shows $35,185 being spent on golf cart rentals “for POTUS visit” in Palm Beach County. That’s a serious red flag.
Every time Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago, which is almost every weekend since he has become inaugurated, it costs around $3 million.
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