Here's What Americans Paid for Trump Kids' Security on Ski Trip

Nearly $330K
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2017 1:51 PM CDT
An Aspen vacation taken by the Trump children cost taxpayers nearly $330,000 for security.   (Instagram)

(Newser) – $329,561. That's how much it cost taxpayers to provide security for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and their families when they took a ski trip to Aspen last March, reports CBS News, which got the records through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Department of Homeland Security spent $195,700 on housing for the Secret Service, $26,000 on vehicle rentals, and nearly $22,000 on equipment—skis, boots, bicycles, etc.—so Secret Service agents could be with the Trump children as they skied. Another ski trip taken by Ivanka Trump and Kushner to Whistler, Canada, in April cost taxpayers $65,000 for Secret Service protection. On the other hand, two Aspen ski trips taken by Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama during the previous administration cost $166,000 and $65,000. (Read more government spending stories.)

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