The Trump Organization has hit the US government with “living expenses” for agents who protect the president, his family, and the vice president – and even charged taxpayers for “moving furniture” from a room used by them. agents.
The expenses, including the $ 1,300 furniture fee at the President’s house, came in the form of hotel reservations and other charges associated with the President’s long trip to his own properties while he was President.
That includes frequent visits to Mar-a-Lago, its Bedminster Golf Course, Virginia Golf Course and luxury Washington hotel – which it visited on Thursday only for a fundraising campaign.
President Donald Trump’s properties billed taxpayers over $ 900,000, report says, including “moving costs of $ 1,300”
The furniture charge arose during a 2018 trip to the Trump Turnberry Golf Course in Scotland.
While on a trip to Las Vegas, Trump’s property decided to pay the Secret Service with $ 29 per room “resort fees” when Vice President Mike Pence visited. These are the kind of additional fees that have become common in the industry, but in total they added $ 4,379 to the cost of the invoice, which exceeded $ 20,000, the Washington Post reported in an article on the accrued charges.
Government documents even showed that the Secret Service was reserving rooms on a Trump property when the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia.
This resulted in a sum of $ 3,300 for the rooms over two days to protect it. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump run the Trump organization with an executive. Trump transferred control of the company but decided not to relinquish ownership.
Secret Service paid $ 1,300 for furniture free over President’s Turnberry in Scotland
Taxpayers were forced to pay Secret Service agents’ room charges every time Tim Trump visited his Mar-a-Lago property
Trump’s son Eric Trump said the Trump organization had made “considerable efforts to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.” He was with his father at a FEMA briefing on Thursday
Trip to Trump property in Las Vegas resulted in government paid ‘resort fee’ of $ 29 in addition to room charges
A Secret Service agent introduces himself as US President Donald Trump and retired Four-Star Army General Jack Keane arrive for a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Keane in the East Room of the White House on March 10, 2020 in Washington, DC
Eric Trump, who traveled with his father to a FEMA Hurricane Laura briefing on Thursday, released a statement saying, “Over the past three and a half years, we’ve made tremendous efforts to avoid even the appearance a conflict of interest, not because of any legal requirement, but because of our respect for the office of the President ”.
“The Washington Post is blatantly interfering with the trade relations of the Trump organization and it must stop,” Deere wrote in its statement. “Please note that we are putting together a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false stories of David Fahrenthold and others as they are a disgrace to journalism and the American people. “
He said in another February properties report that the company gave agents a discount rate.
“If he stays in one of his places, the government does. . . saves a fortune because, if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they would charge them $ 500 a night, when you know we charge them, like $ 50.
The White House attacked the Post for its reporting on the subject. He said the paepr “is blatantly interfering with the trade relations of the Trump organization and must stop,” spokesman Judd Deere said. “Please note that we are in the process of putting together a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false ‘stories on the subject, calling them’ a disgrace to journalism and the American people. ‘