Donald Trump’s Scottish resort charged Secret Service $1,300 for ‘furniture removal’ when he visited
Donald Trump’s Scottish resort charged the Secret Service $ 1,300 for furniture removal when he visited Mike Pence and added $ 29 to the agents’ bill at his Las Vegas hotel
- The fee for removing furniture was so high that the secret service could use a room while protecting the president
- Taxpayers pay the bill for the agents’ accommodation when the president visits his own real estate – which puts money into his business
- The White House warned against creating a “dossier” on reporters who wrote several stories about the president’s business
- Records show the company billed at least $ 900,000 to the government
The Trump Organization has imposed “resort fees” on the US government for the agents protecting the President, his family and the Vice President – and even charged taxpayers for “removing furniture” from an agent-used room.
Fees, including the president’s $ 1,300 furniture fee, came in the form of hotel bookings and other fees associated with the president’s extensive travel to his own properties during his tenure as president.
This included frequent visits to Mar-a-Lago, his Bedminster golf course, his Virginia golf course, and his luxury hotel in Washington, which he only visited on Thursday for a fundraiser.
President Donald Trump’s real estate billed taxpayers more than $ 900,000, including a $ 1,300 fee for furniture removal, according to a report.
The furniture fee was charged at Trump’s Turnberry golf course in Scotland in 2018.
On a trip to Las Vegas, Trump’s property decided to charge the Secret Service at $ 29 per room when Vice President Mike Pence visited him. These are the additional fees that have become common in the industry, but a total of $ 4,379 was added to the cost of the bill, which exceeded $ 20,000, the Washington Post reported in a report on accrued fees.
Government documents even showed intelligence booking rooms in a Trump estate when the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his Russia investigation.
The price was $ 3,300 for two-day rooms to protect him. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump co-run the Trump Organization with an executive. Trump relinquished control of the company, but decided not to give up ownership.
The Secret Service received the $ 1,300 furniture free of charge at the President’s Turnberry course in Scotland
Taxpayers had to pay room fees for intelligence agents each Tim Trump traveled to his Mar-a-Lago property
Trump’s son, Eric Trump, said the Trump organization had made “tremendous efforts to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest”. He was at a FEMA briefing with his father on Thursday
A trip to a Trump hotel in Las Vegas resulted in a $ 29 resort fee that was paid by the government on top of room charges
An intelligence agent stands as U.S. President Donald Trump and retired four-star Army General Jack Keane come to a ceremony to present Keane with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the east room of the White House on March 10, 2020 in Washington, DC
Eric Trump, who had traveled with his father for a FEMA briefing Thursday on Hurricane Laura, made a statement: “Over the past three and a half years we have made tremendous efforts not to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, not because of it legal requirements, but because of the respect we have for the office of chairmanship. “
“The Washington Post is openly interfering with the Trump organization’s business dealings and must stop,” Deere wrote in his statement. “Please note that we are making a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false stories by David Fahrenthold and others as they are a disgrace to journalism and the American people.”
He said in another report on the real estate in February that the company was giving agents a discount rate.
“If he stays in one of his places, the government actually is. . . saves a fortune because if they went to a hotel across the street they would be charging them $ 500 a night while we know we are going to charge them $ 50. ‘
The White House attacked the Post for reporting on the matter. The Paepr “intervenes openly in the business relations of the Trump organization and must stop,” said spokesman Judd Deere. “Please note that we are making a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false ‘stories on the subject’ and calling them ‘a shame on journalism and the American people’.