Two Obama Golf Outings Cost Taxpayers Nearly $2M On Airfare Alone


Two golf outings taken by President Obama earlier this year put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $2 million in costs on air transportation alone.

The costs, released by government watchdog group Judicial Watch after filing a Freedom of Information Act request, showed that President Obama’s Presidents' Day golf outing to Palm Springs, California in February ran up a price tag of $1,031,685.

Obama also traveled to Palm City, Florida for a golf weekend in March that cost $804,870.30 for Air Force One expenses.

In total, the four golf and fundraising trips taken by Obama this past spring cost nearly $4.5 million on transportation.

The Washington Examiner further reports:

Using the Air Force's official cost estimate of $206,337 per hour, the newly released records obtained by Judicial Watch show:

— Obama's February 14, 2015, golf outing to Palm Springs required a five-hour flight, costing taxpayers a total of $1,031,685.

— Transportation for Obama's February 19 day trip to Chicago cost taxpayers $619,011.00.

— Transportation for Obama's March 2015 fundraising trip to Los Angeles cost taxpayers $1,980,835.20.

— Obama's March 28, 2015, golf outing to Palm City required a 3.9-hour flight, costing taxpayers $804,870.30.