The Washington Post has obtained invoices that shows the Trump Organization charged the President’s security detail $650 per night for their stays at Mar-A-Lago resort.
Trump’s company also charged Secret Service a rate of $17,000 a month when agents stayed at a cottage merely consisting of three bedrooms at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.
Sometimes there were days when President wasn’t even at the luxury properties the Secret Service had booked. Those properties charged the government full price anyway.
Trump’s use of his presidency to promote or pour money into his businesses has been a persistent issue, whether he’s making unnecessary stops at his golf clubs while traveling and having Vice President Mike Pence do the same.
The revelations appalled many reporters and experts who have been tracking ethics issues about how the president is using his office to enrich himself.