FEBRUARY 03, 2017
According to Politico, President Donald Trump’s upcoming getaway to Mar-a-Lago could cost taxpayers upwards of $3 million.
Judicial Watch led the way in exposing President Obama’s jaunts that cost taxpayers at least $96 million during his eight years in office.
And JW President Tom Fitton is already making it clear that we will equally scrutinize Trump’s travel expenditures at taxpayers’ expense. As he told Politico’s Matthew Nussbaum:
Judicial Watch, the conservative non-profit that tracked Obama’s travel, told POLITICO that it plans to file a Freedom of Information Act request on Monday for a full accounting of Trump’s travel costs for the weekend getaway.
“I hope he reflects on the costs of doing that and sees if there’s any savings to be achieved,” said Tom Fitton, president of the group. “He should check out Camp David and see if he can make better use of that.”
He added there are “real costs of going back and forth,” as Trump has said he plans to regularly throughout his presidency.
We will keep you posted.
Director of Communications
Follow Tom Fitton on Twitter: @TomFitton for breaking news and comments.