Tuesday, November 08, 2016
4 days travel, $3.6 million spent
The GAO analyzed the costs of a trip by Obama to Chicago and Palm Beach in February 2013. It reported $2.8 million in costs "by DOD and $0.77 million by DHS (specifically, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Secret Service). These costs consisted of the (1) operating expenses of the President’s aircraft, supporting aircraft, and U.S. Coast Guard small boats; and (2) travel expenses, which include per diem (lodging and meals), commercial airfare, and rental cars for DOD and DHS personnel supporting the trip. They exclude certain classified DOD costs."