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 Times, 14 April)
• Donald & Melania fly in separate taxpayer-funded planes (Queerty, 14 April)
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