Throughout Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency, Michelle Obama has quietly spent millions of tax dollars on lavish vacations for herself and her family. Now, she is finally being called out for it, after it was revealed that she spent a whopping $4,823,206.88 on her family’s 2015 trip to Hawaii.
Judicial Watch reported that the Obama’s family has travelled to Hawaii for Christmas every year of his presidency, costing taxpayers a grand total of at least $85,029,819.
Here are the costs of last year’s trip for the Secret Service alone:
- Hotel and lodging costs totaled $1,000,458.63
- The Secret Service spent $165,893.88 on car rentals.
- Air and rail expenses totaled $67,964.16.
Though the vacation lasted from December 18, 2015, to January 3, 2016, the Secret Service rented various homes for 19 days, beginning December 16. The total for the rentals was $245,993.12, and they were located near the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay. In addition, the Secret Service also spent money on rooms at the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach, and the Ala Moana Hotel, which cost a total of $40,249.48 and $671,895.99, respectively.
The Secret Service rented an unbelievable 103 cars for the two-week vacation, totaling $165,893.88 in taxpayer money. During their time in Hawaii, the Obamas stayed at the Hale Reena Estate, which “rents for anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 a night, depending on the season.” Michelle also made sure her family dined out at Hawaii’s most expensive restaurants, including:
- On Sunday, December 20, the Obamas had dinner at Morimoto, a celebrity chef-owned Asian-fusion restaurant,
- On Christmas Eve, they dined at MW Restaurant in Honolulu,
- On December 27, the first family took their dinner at “one of Hawaii’s finest restaurants,” Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel and Resort,
- The next day, the Obamas dined at Alan Wong’s with friends,
- And on New Year’s Day, the Obamas dined at Halekulani, billed as one of the “top restaurants on Oahu.”
“The Secret Service and the Air Force are being abused by unnecessary travel,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “Unnecessary presidential travel for fundraising and luxury vacations on the taxpayers’ dime would be a good target for reform for the incoming Trump administration.”
Twitter has since exploded with people from all sides of the political spectrum unloading on the Obamas for spending so much of our tax dollars on themselves.
Now let me get this straight! Our inter structures & our school’s R falling apart & WE’RE PAYING 4 YOUR VACTION? WTFhttps://t.co/mmC6KupZa3
— ROCK ON OHIO (@ROCKONDUDE2) December 7, 2016
Obama family travel, vacations, cross $85 million mark https://t.co/qECKfHTGKs
CONGRESS SHOULD VOTE FOR A CAP ON TAXPAYER VACATION COSTS
— Deplorable Linda G. (@GartrellLinda) December 7, 2016
Liking Trump doesn’t want to waste money on Air Force One like Obama wasted 75 million on vacation expenses. #MAGA fiscal responsibility 😎
— Bear Washington 🇺🇸 (@washington_bear) December 6, 2016
Obama under fire over decision to take family vacation while millions of Americans out of work
— 🔹HomeOfTheBrave🔹 (@BourneInTexas) December 2, 2016
— IMustbRussianTricia (@Ricca_19) December 1, 2016
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