Courtesy of The Hill:
President Trump has spent more in taxpayer dollars on his frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida than Robert Mueller’s office has spent on the Russia investigation so far, despite Trump’s attacks on the high cost of the Russia probe.
The president has repeatedly attacked the Mueller probe for racking up millions of dollars in expenditures after the Justice Department reported this week that the special counsel’s office had spent roughly $16.7 million on expenses in just over a year of investigation.
“A.P. has just reported that the Russian Hoax Investigation has now cost our government over $17 million, and going up fast. No Collusion, except by the Democrats!” Trump tweeted on Friday.
$17 million that sounds like a lot, right?
That depends on what you compare it to.
According to the website TrumpGolfCount.com, the president has now made 17 separate trips to the Florida resort since taking office last year, which the website goes on to estimate has cost American taxpayers about $34,181,000 so far.
The president has spent 69 days at just Mar-a-Lago since January 2017. and has made multiple visits to other Trump properties since taking office as well.
Keep this in mind the next time you hear Republicans bitching about how much this Russian investigation is costing.