Judicial Watch Releases First Set of Numbers on President Trump Travel Costs

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Washington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained records from the Department of the Air Force in response to Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) requests that show President Trump’s flights to Mar-a-Lago for two weekends (in February and March) cost $1,281,420.00.

According to the Air Force documents, the cost to operate Air Force One is $142,380 per hour. The Air Force records show a total of nine hours for trips from Feb. 3 – 6 and March 3 – 6. The latter trip involved a stop in Orlando where Trump met Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to tour a private Catholic school in support of school vouchers.

On February 3-6, Air Force One traveled 4.7 hours of flight time @ $142,380 per hour for a total of $669,186
In March, Air Force One flew 4.3 hours at $142,380 per hour for a total of $612,234, which includes the jaunt to Orlando, an additional half-hour of flight costs.

The Secret Service hasn’t responded to Judicial Watch’s request for records about this or any other trip by President Trump and other administration VIPs. Other trip cost information requests to the Air Force also remain pending

Since 2009, Judicial Watch tracked President Obama’s travel, resulting in a tabulation of at least $96,938,882.51 in taxpayer dollars for Obama family travel during his eight years in office.

“We’re pleased the Air Force finally gave us some numbers for President Trump’s travel,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We’re preparing to go to court to get a full accounting of President Trump’s controversial trips. Judicial Watch tracked some of the costs of President Obama’s unnecessary travel and we’re not closing up shop with a new administration.”

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Michael Witt

You and your phony site dont care about the lies, tax fraud, or any of the CRIMINAL ACTIVITY of this president. So every time any of my over 60 friends talk about you and and site I tell them 3 things.
1. The only people above the law are Judicial Watch and their friends.
2. They are bigoted and biased people who really dont care about this country. ( I AM A 15 YEAR VET AND SON OF A VET)

Wild Bill

@MWitt, Thank you for your service. What is your MOS?

Heed the Call-up

Michael, you have proof of the tax fraud and criminal activity. I will secede the point on lies, since no politician is ever completely truthful, it isn’t in their DNA. Evidenced by the number 1 and number 2 of that genus, Bill and Hillary Clinton. Even when confronted with facts, they still couldn’t tell the truth.


Never forget Obama’s frequent flights for “fund raising” events WHICH just “HAPPENED” to be near famous golf courses where he could force others off the course so HE could play. Never forget ALL the trips with relatives and multiple staff members the fat butted moocher took to Europe, Africa and South America all at TAXPAYER expense. Never forget the trips to Aspen for sking and the “school holiday trips to Mexico. Never forget that the moocher and obama never flew on the same aircraft and they had a separate flight for their dog and its overpaid handler. The list goes… Read more »


While I applaud their due diligence and reporting, I believe they need to leave their personal opinions and comments in the bathroom with the rest of the poop. “Controversial trips…” Know know that opinions are like butts. We all have them and they all stink. That is a fact, not my opinion. Just the facts man, just the facts.


Yeah, I admire Judicial Watch a lot for the hard work they do exposing corruption in Washington BUT it is ridiculous to equivocate Trump flying to his own resort to meet with foreign leaders to Obama’s three week trips to Hawaii for frolicking in the surf.