Protection of the President of the United States during one game of golf costs $ 180 thousand
The addiction of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump to the game of golf, costs a pretty penny to honest taxpayers. Not taking into account motorcade, food and accommodation, just renting a golf cart to protect the president or members of his family costs $ 179,000, The Washington Post reports.
According to official information, over the past two years, the rental amount ranged from 95 to 118 thousand dollars. It is not clear what served as such a sharp jump in the price of renting golf cars.
This information surfaced when the Secret Service spent $ 179 thousand to rent "golf carts and other vehicles" in Bedminster, New Jersey. It is worth mentioning that Donald Trump is the owner of the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
At the moment, neither the Secret Service, nor the Golf Club, nor even the golf car rental company have given any comments.
The fact of squandering taxpayers' funds at the moment does not give a clear answer whether the U.S. president plans to play golf again or is this an outing of Ivanka Trump, which was previously seen at Bedminster, despite the stay-at-home order and nationwide quarantine.
A lease contract was found out yesterday and expires at the end of October. At the moment, Golf Club Bedminster has been operating for almost two weeks. Until May 2, the club was closed due to a pandemic.
According to HuffPost estimates, for the entire period in the presidency, the Secret Service of Donald Trump spent almost 134 million dollars on security during a game of golf.