Unbelievable! It’s not his money, why should he be concerned about how much his visit cost? $3M+ is a lot of money just so Obama could suck up in person. Does Skype or Google hangouts not work in DC or something? Can you just imagine what his carbon footprint is?
President Barack Obama’s two-day trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month cost taxpayers over $3.1 million in hotel and motorcade costs alone, according to contracts released by the State Department.
In what some described as a “futile” trip, the president met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries on April 20 and 21.
The president required three hotels, including a $2 million stay at the Ritz-Carlton. Rooms for security and the “VIP delegation” were also booked at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Tower totaling $200,000, and the Courtyard Marriott totaling $240,000.
Three limousine companies were also booked, including contracts worth $240,000 to AlSalem Transportation and Tourism Company and $240,000 to SMSA ExpressTransportation company. More