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Report: Obama's Golf, Fundraising Trips Cost $4 Million

| by Sean Kelly
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President Obama’s golf outings and fundraising trips cost taxpayers $4.4 million, according to data released by Judicial Watch.

The data, which was reportedly received through Air Force records, showed that four trips were taken by the president that totaled the staggering $4 million, NewsMax reports. One golf outing in California, including a five-hour flight, allegedly cost $1.03 million. Another golf outing cost $804,870.40.

“Taxpayers should be outraged that Barack Obama wastes $4.4 million of their precious tax dollars on golf vacations and political fundraising,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said. 

The trips referenced in the report are from February and March of this year.

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“And to make matters worse, the Secret Service has simply refused to respond to our requests for documents about the security costs of these controversial trips," Fitton added. "The Obama travel scandal is about abuse of office, abuse of the taxpayer, and contempt for the rule of law.”

The cost per hour to fly Air Force One, according to the data, is estimated to be $206,337.

Here is the list of Obama's trips from the report and the amount each cost, courtesy of Judicial Watch:

  • Feb. 14: Five-hour flight to Palm Springs, California, for golf outing; $1.03 million
  • Feb. 19: Transportation for day trip to Chicago; $619,011
  • March: Transportation for fundraising trip to Los Angeles; $1.98 million
  • March 28: 3.9-hour flight to Palm City, Florida, for golf outing; $804.870.30

Sources: NewsMax, Washington Examiner / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Steven Worster/Flickr