It’s the cost of doing business, right?
Actually, it’s the cost to U.S. taxpayers who pay the tab of a disgraced businessman running the country.
TrumpTicker™ is a rolling, updated clock that calculates, in semi-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.
• Coast Guard—an agency threatened with massive budget cuts—to close Potomac River while Trump is golfing (The Hill, 17 July)
• State Department plunks down $15,000+ for rooms at Trump’s new Vancouver Hotel (WaPo, 13 July)
• U.S. Military’s Space in Trump Tower Costs $130,000 a Month (WSJ, 19 July)
• 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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