Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers $100 Million


Former President Barack Obama's travel cost taxpayers roughly $100 million in his two terms in office, according to Judicial Watch.

The conservative foundation recently received additional Freedom of Information Act records of Obama and his family travel that shows a total of $99,714,527.82.

The Secret Service and Air Force records show Obama's spring break trip to Key Largo in 2014 cost over $1.1 million alone. The Obama's stayed at the "exclusive" Ocean Reef Club, a private social club that offers lavish luxury rentals.

The former first lady also cost taxpayers $121,876 for an Aspen vacation in February 2015. Michelle Obama once spent more than $600,000 for a one-night stay in Morocco.

The former first family also spent over $2.5 million to travel to Honolulu for Christmas vacation just before leaving office.

Judicial Watch is still keeping tabs on the Obama's taxpayer-funded travels, such as a vacation on David Geffin's luxury yacht in Tahiti with Tom Hanks and Oprah, as the first family still receives Secret Service protection.

The watchdog group announced Wednesday it has filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for records relating to Obama's taxpayer-funded travel since he has left office.

"For eight long years, the Obamas spent our tax dollars for a lavish jet-setting lifestyle," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "Many in the media would only focus on President Trump's travel, but Barack Obama continues to cost taxpayers with his luxury travel and we aim to get the facts."

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Elizabeth Harrington is a senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Elizabeth graduated from Temple University. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she worked as a staff writer for CNSNews.com. Her email address is elizabeth@freebeacon.com. Her Twitter handle is @LizWFB.

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