Trump Just Wasted $800,000 Of Taxpayer Money To Attend A Concert
Since day one in office, President Trump has been criticized for spending each weekend costing taxpayers millions so that he could take the weekend off at his resorts, all while profiting ‘bigly’. Now, the fraudulent president has taken his waste even further by flying back to Washington, D.C. for just a few hours for a concert at the Kennedy Center.
According to White House public schedules, Trump flew to Bedminster, New Jersey Friday at 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon, then left New Jersey for Washington a little over 24 hours after arriving. This all to attend the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the Kennedy Center, and fly back to New Jersey for the night. Trump is expected to return to Washington Monday evening before the Independence Day festivities.
Why it matters: According to a Business Insider report, it costs approximately $200,000 an hour to operate Air Force One, which means Trump has cost taxpayers a minimum of $800,000 just to attend the Saturday rally and return to play golf.
If Trump had stayed in Washington D.C. for the weekend, he would have saved taxpayers over $800,000 in flights and likely more in security costs by staying at the White House.
Getting rdy to leave for tonight’s Celebrate Freedom Concert honoring our GREAT VETERANS w/ so many of my evangelical friends. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/IX30uLw0ka
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017