Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, raked in $15,846 in US taxpayer money by charging the Secret Service $396 a night for hotel rooms during a Christmas trip, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The rooms cost almost double the limit of $205 a night under federal rules, which the White House can override. Trump stayed at Mar-a-Lago for eight days last December as he golfed and aggressively fought to overturn the result of the election. As president, Trump spent 142 days at his gilded Florida property, which he dubbed the "Winter White House." He hosted foreign heads of state while surrounded by club members, ordered a controversial strike from the resort, and played many rounds of golf with political allies. (He played golf at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach about 87 times, The Post reported.)
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