Donald Trump Jr.’s February business trip to India came with a nearly $100,000 price tag for U.S. taxpayers, due to the Secret Service detail that accompanied him, according to The Hill.
> Documents The Post obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showed that the trip cost over $97,805 for hotel rooms, airfare, car rental and overtime for Secret Service agents across the weeklong trip in February.
> The Post did not specify if the cost was unusual when it comes to protecting members of presidential families abroad.
An individual familiar with the situation said Trump Jr. did not want a security detail for his trip to India but was informed it was not optional, The Hill reported.
> "Don would prefer not to have a detail but was told he'd have to have one," the person told The Hill. "He always prefers to have as small a detail as possible with him, but he let's [the Secret Service] decide."
Though Secret Service protection for the immediate family of the president is authorized by law, President Donald Trump’s family seems to receive more attention on the issue than previous first families — likely in part because of the intersection with their family business.
> The Post reports that the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report in July that shows the Secret Service spent $200,000 on airfare, hotel rooms and other expenses when Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went to the United Arab Emirates to open a golf resort last year.