President Trump Making First Florida Visit Since Taking Office as Protest Planned

  • President Trump Making First Florida Visit Since Taking Office as Protest Planned

President Trump Making First Florida Visit Since Taking Office as Protest Planned

According to the Miami Herald, the International Red Cross Ball has frequently been held at Mar-a-Lago, and Trump himself has occasionally attended.

There is some genuine hypocrisy in Trump spending years criticizing Obama for taxpayer funded vacations and then taking a taxpayer funded vacation within two weeks of taking office.

The GAO found the 2013 trip cost taxpayers $3.6 million.

Trump also spoke with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni about cooperating on security, counter-terrorism and other issues.

Much of the cost is incurred by flying Air Force One which costs around $200,000 (£160,000) per flying hour, according to conservative nonprofit organisation Judicial Watch.

"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.

Camp David is the official presidential retreat in Maryland and has been a common destination for vacations and official business for past presidents.

Trump, who was expected to fly from Washington, D.C., will return to frigid winter temperatures of the nation's capital Monday, Spicer said.

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As President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the Red Cross Ball inside Mar-A-Lago, hundreds of people Marched from West Palm Beach across the Southern Boulevard Bridge into Palm Beach where they were met by throngs of pro- Trump supporters.