Secret Service Charged $10k For Rooms At Trump’s NJ Golf Club

The Secret Service was charged $10,000 for rooms at former President Donald Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf club in the month of May.

The Department of Treasury paid $10,199.52 to Trump’s company to rent a four-bedroom cottage for 18 days of the month after the ex-president moved north to Bedminster, New Jersey, from Florida for the summer.

That amounts to about $566 per night at the resort.

“For operation security reasons, the Secret Service cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means, methods, resources, costs, or numbers utilized to carry out our protective responsibilities,” a Secret Service spokesperson disclosed to The Hill.

In May, the Post reported that Trump had charged the Secret Service more than $40,000 to conduct security at his resort in Mar-a-Lago since leaving office on Jan. 20.

In 2019, when Eric Trump, the President’s son, was asked about Secret Service agents living on his father’s properties and he told reporters that they were living for “free.”

“If my father travels, they stay at our properties for free,” he said. “So everywhere that he goes, if he stays at one of his places, the government actually spends, meaning it saves a fortune because if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they’d be charging them $500 a night, whereas, you know we charge them, like $50.”

The Atlantic says that the younger Trump’s claims aren’t true.

The Atlantic reports the Trump Organization charges the Secret Service $400 to $650 a night to stay at his Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago Club to protect him.

According to a tally by The Washington Post, President Trump charged the government, state department, defense department, and Secret Service more than $2.5 million while he was in office.

 

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