2 Hours A Week


Trump's $308.5 Million Weekend Golf Habit: Part I

In one month, the Trump administration has spent on travel a little less than what the Obama administration spent in a year. The new POTUS has been out of the office practically every weekend he’s been on the job and American tax payers are footing the $10 million bill. Those are your federal tax dollars. Adding to travel and security for his family are other ancillary costs such as:

$60,000 in overtime pay a day for local law enforcement officials every time he visits Mar-a-Lago = $2.9 million annually at the rate of two visits a month

$500,000 dollars a day to guard Trump Tower, or $182.5 million annually

$1.5 million dollars a year for the Secret Service to rent a floor of Trump Tower, which goes directly into his pocket

$100,000 hotel tab that taxpayers covered when his sons travelled for business - that’s $1.2 million annually if they travel once a month.

And that comes out to an estimated $308.5 million annually! That is 25 times more than the average $12 million the Obamas spent in one year. It's also three times more, in a single year, than the $97 million the Obamas spent in EIGHT YEARS!

Today we regale you with numbers, tomorrow we'll tell you what things that money could go towards besides Melania's preferences for not moving to Washington. In the meantime, you can make a few calls to protest this absurd waste at your expense.

What you can do

1. CALL your Senators (here) and Representatives (here) and urge them to call the President out on his excessive spending!

USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)

Hi, I’m ____ with the group 2 Hours a Week. I’m calling Senator/Representative ___ to express my concern about the President’s excessive traveling and lifestyle at the expense of tax payers.

In a single month Trump has spent what Obama spent on travel and security in an entire year.
If he continues at this pace, including other security and travel costs for him and his family, it will cost taxpayers upwards of $308.5 million dollars a year!

That is 25 times the rate of the Obamas expenditure on travel

I urge Senator/Representative __ to call the President out on wasting tax payer money to play golf and subsidize his family’s business travel! This is fiscal irresponsibility of the government at the highest level!