It’s the cost of doing business.

Actually, it’s the cost to U.S. taxpayers foot the bill of a disgraced businessman running the country.

Coming soon on this page: a rolling, updated clock that calculates, in real time, how much money the Trump family is costing taxpayers. The calculation includes: trips to Mar-a-Lago; accommodations at Trump Tower; related Secret Service expenditures; and other miscellaneous items.


Secret Service costs for Trump family mount (CBS News, 14 April)
Trump retreats to Mar-a-Lago but at what cost? (Tampa Bay Times14 April)
Donald & Melania fly in separate taxpayer-funded planes (Queerty, 14 April)

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Bookmark and check back in the coming days. For late-breaking updates, follow TrumpTicker manager and CrankyYank blogger Will Pollock on Twitter.  🔵

TrumpTicker is curated by freelance multimedia journalist Will Pollock and IT professional Rob O’Connor. If you’d like to join the effort, please send us an e-mail.


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