Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club Billed Taxpayers $3 For A Glass Of Water
U.S. taxpayers foot the bill every time President Donald Trump takes his official business to one of his own properties, even paying $3 for a glass of water, according to The Washington Post.
- The $3 waters were part of a bill the federal government received after Trump met at his Palm Beach, Florida, club with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in April 2018.
- Mar-a-Lago “billed the U.S. government $13,700 for guest rooms, $16,500 for food and wine and $6,000 for the roses and other floral arrangements,” The Post reported.
Trump’s club even charged for the smallest of services. When Trump and Abe met alone, with no food served, the government still got a bill for what they drank.
“Bilateral meeting,” the bill said. “Water.” $3 each.
- This is but a drop in the bucket of taxpayer and donor monies flowing to Trump via his businesses, according to the report: Trump “has received at least $8.1 million from these two sources since he took office, those documents and publicly available records show.”
Since 2017, Trump’s company has charged taxpayers for hotel rooms, ballrooms, cottages, rental houses, golf carts, votive candles, floating candles, candelabras, furniture moving, resort fees, decorative palm trees, strip steak, chocolate cake, breakfast buffets, $88 bottles of wine and $1,000 worth of liquor for White House aides. And water.