Just The Hotel Bill Alone for Obama’s Trip to Kenya Cost Us $412,000–Also $8K For Cell Phone Service

by Warner Todd Huston | August 17, 2015 12:00 pm

At the end of June President Obama flew off to Kenya and Ethiopia in Africa for a little well deserved vacation (yes, that last part was sarcasm). Now we are starting to get the costs of the trip.

Usually the travel costs for Air Force One is at least a million dollars, but we don’t have those costs yet. But we do have a few of the costs[1] coming in now…

President Obama visited Kenya and Ethiopia during his recent trip to Africa, and the hotel bill for the president and his entourage totaled approximately $412,390.86 for the Ethiopia stay alone. A contract with the Hilton in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa was posted online recently.

The president arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday, July 26 and departed on July 28. The government also spent $7,540 for cell phones for the president’s Ethiopia visit. The White House did not respond to a request for an explanation.

Do you think that was money well spent?

See Update on these costs HERE[2].

Endnotes:
  1. a few of the costs: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hotel-president-obamas-ethiopia-visit-cost-412k_1011357.html
  2. HERE: https://rightwingnews.com/democrats/costs-for-obamas-kenya-vacation-piling-up-now-hotel-bill-alone-tops-1-million/

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