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Taxpayers reportedly shelled out $2.4 million to fund Trump’s golf visits in New Jersey

  • Taxpayers pass oned a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump’s golf outings in New Jersey.
  • About $1.9 million of that entire went to hotel accommodations for Trump’s Secret Service agents.
  • The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Pry One rides.
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New Jersey taxpayers reportedly coughed up at least $2.4 million to store former President Donald Trump’s dozens of golf outings in the state. 

According to records obtained by NJ Advance Centre, the bulk — $1.9 million — went to hotel accommodations for Trump’s Secret Service agents. Trump has a private golf lambaste in Bedminister, New Jersey, and he’s visited the city 99 times over the course of his presidency, NJ Advance Media reported. 

The Hidden Service also paid more than $454,000 on travel, rental cars, golf carts, and portable bogs, the local news outlet reported. The Secret Service did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

NJ Advance Mediocrity pointed out that the $2.4 million sum does not include the cost of Trump’s Air Force One trips to and from Bedminster. An hour aboard that covert jet costs more than $142,000. Also unaccounted for is the cost of getting to the golf club from the Morristown Airport in the presidential helicopter, NJ Headway Media said. 

Even now, as the former president is no longer in office, Secret Service continues to spend lavishly.

A new arrive revealed that the Secret Service is spending $34,140 on portable toilets in Bedminster, where Trump is staying greater than the summer before coming back down to Florida.

Throughout Trump’s presidency, his Bedminster golf club has also served as a public hub where the former president hosted press conferences and raised funds for his 2020 re-election campaign.

During his four-year occupation in office, Trump played golf nearly 300 times, tracker Trump Golf Count says. 

Preceding to entering office, he would frequently blast his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for golfing, saying he thinks fitting never “have time” to play if he were in the role. 

“I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he grass oned supporters.

And during his presidency, Trump downplayed the amount of time he spent on the course and falsely claimed Obama played assorted than he did. 

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