First Lady Michelle Obama’s European trip will cost taxpayers at least $600,000, and probably much more, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
Mrs. Obama, accompanied by her daughters and her mother, is promoting the vital issues of girls learning and healthy eating in . . . England and Italy. She is also hanging out with Prince Harry and taking in sights like Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting. And she’ll meet with some U.S. troops in Vincenza.
According to the Examiner:
While the White House didn’t provide cost estimates for the week-long visit to London, Milan, Venice, and Vincenza, Italy, the State Department put lodging costs for just a couple nights in Venice at $128,781, according to Free Beacon, and Air Force charges based on a 2012 document for flying her group on past overseas trips indicate that this one will hit $243,000. Those charges alone total $371,781. Add in the still unknown lodging costs in London and Milan, based on the Venice hotel charges, and the price should top $600,000, or about $100,000 a day. And that’s just for taxpayer funded airfare and lodging and doesn’t include security, staff and other transportation and food.
Michelle earlier this year made an similar excursion to Japan and Cambodia.
It must be nice.