Mnuchin seeks to delay SS report on Trump spending till after election
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pushing to delay a proposed disclosure of Secret Service spending on presidential travel until after the 2020 election, a spokesperson for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday.
The Government Accountability Office published a report in January 2019 finding that federal agencies incurred costs of $13.6 million in a period of just over a month in 2017 when Trump took four trips to his Florida club Mar-a-Lago.
In comparison, the government spent about $97 million on travel costs related to former President Barack Obama over his eight-year term, the conservative activist group Judicial Watch found in 2016.
So taxpayers spent more in ONE MONTH protecting Trump on his many vacations than on Obama's average for an entire year?
The worst part is that Trump, unlike Obama, is also personally funneling taxpayer money into his pockets while vacationing on our dime. Wonder how the fiscal conservatives would feel about this. No wonder he and the White House are so eager to try to hide just how much money the grifter-in-chief is costing us to do all that golfing that he promised he would be too busy to do.
I'm sure all the struggling middle class families will really appreciate all their hard-earned tax dollars going to funding such expensive and frequent vacations for Trump.