Name her the Flying FLOTUS.
First Girl Melania Trump’s flights to and from Washington, D.C., throughout the first a part of final yr value taxpayers $675,000, in accordance with army information obtained by the Wall Avenue Journal.
The First Girl didn’t transfer to the White Home till final June, after the primary couple’s son, Barron, wrapped up fifth grade in Manhattan.
The journeys within the information coated late January 2017, after President Trump was elected, by final April. They largely ran between New York, Washington, D.C., and the President’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Air Pressure jets made 48 journeys in whole to ferry the First Girl alongside the East Coast, the Journal reported, and she or he was on 21 of the flights.
The planes — army variations of the Gulfstream V and 550 fashions — took 19 journeys to LaGuardia Airport and one other 9 to Palm Seashore’s worldwide airport, the Journal discovered.
“It’s no secret that Mrs. Trump lived in New York Metropolis the primary few months of the administration in order that her son might end faculty,” Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham instructed the Journal. “The journeys talked about on this story are examples of Mrs. Trump juggling twin roles — placing her son first whereas additionally fulfilling a few of her duties as First Girl.”
The flights have been so pricey as a result of the jets left Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the Journal famous, and in 27 instances didn’t produce other passengers on them.
Former First Girl Michelle Obama, by comparability, touring alone value $2.eight million over eight yr, the newspaper famous.
That comes out to a median $350,000 per yr.
Trump, earlier than dipping his toe into politics, was vital of the previous first household’s travels.
“They like to spend cash,” Trump tweeted in 2012 a couple of journey Michelle Obama took to Spain two years earlier.