Trump’s Golf Course Charged Secret Service $21K For Rooms While Club Was Closed
President Donald Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course charged the U.S. Secret Service more than $21,000 for rooms and a cottage while the club was closed due to the pandemic, according to The Washington Post. Trump did not even visit the club during that time.
In Bedminster this spring, the records show, Trump’s club charged the Secret Service more than $21,800 to rent a cottage and other rooms while the club was closed and otherwise off-limits to guests.
The documents don’t give a reason for these rentals. Trump didn’t visit the club while it was closed, but his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her family reportedly visited at least once.
- The receipts and invoices uncovered by The Post shed more light on Trump’s unprecedented relationship with the government he heads, “where Trump’s presidential travel brings a stream of public money to the private businesses that the president still owns.”
- The Post’s tally indicates that Trump has visited his properties 274 times since taking office, and each time, the Secret Service has traveled along at taxpayer expense.
- To date, “Trump’s luxury properties have charged the U.S. government more than $1.1 million in private transactions since Trump took office,” per The Post’s tabulation.