Donald Trump has claimed he is staying at his New Jersey home for the weekend in order to save money.
On Friday, the US president tweeted: “Rather than causing a big disruption in NYC, I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, NJ this weekend. Also saves country money!”
Two days later he reiterated his reasons, writing: “The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N J, a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!”
The estimated cost of the President's trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is $20 million (£15.4 million) in his first one hundred days as leader. Barack Obama's trips cost a total of $97 million(£74.7 million) in eight years.
Senior White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee told The Washington Post: “I think he’s trying to save the taxpayer money the best way he can by taking his team and focus and being in New Jersey instead of being in New York, where it would have caused a much greater disruption and a much greater cost to taxpayers”.
Melania Trump and the couple's 10-year-old son, Barron, accrue between $127,000 (£102,000) and $145,000 (£116,000) per day, or an average of $136,000 (£109,000), according to the New York Police Department (NYPD), for their stay in New York’s Trump Tower.
(($49,640,000 a year!))
The pair are expected to move to the White House in June, which suggests the overall cost to taxpayers could amount to $18.2 million (£14.6 million).
((That's a helluva moving cost))
A bonus of trash disguised within a legitimate concern is used to support the continuing movement to whitewash comrade Obama's dismal record and actions while ruling. Yeah, we should all give thanks that Obama was so thrifty.
It's obvious that whoever is elected President, like Congress, is immediately addicted to spending the country further into debt. It's turning out that Melania may be the mother of all lobbyists and gets whatever she wants from us taxpayers.
Melania, that the hell could you move into the White House that could cost $18.2 million to move? Hopefully, we have been Fake Newsed.