JANUARY 23, 2018
According to Judicial Watch, a self-described “conservative, non-partisan educational foundation,” President Donald Trump’s travels cost about $13.5 million in his first year as president of the United States. To be precise, the figure, according to the website, was a whopping $13,533,937.28.
The think tank conducted its study by tracking the various trips Trump made to different parts of the country, including his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey as well as trips to Alabama, Missouri, and Arizona. The Judicial Watch got its hand on travel records by requesting the Department of Air Force for information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Judicial Watch also tracked former president Obama’s travel costs. After combining both terms of presidency, the Judicial Watch said that travel expenditure for Obama amounted to a total of $114,691,322.17.