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Melania Trump Reportedly Took 21 Flights To NY In Just 3-Month Period, Costing $675,000 To The U.S Taxpayers

Date October 16, 2019

Previously, Donald Trump bashed former First Lady Michelle Obama for her travel expenses. She racked up nearly $2.8 million in eight years or about $350,000 annually in chartered flights.

These spendings are nothing compared to Melania Trump's overindulgence.

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The Wall Street Journal reports, the FLOTUS took 21 flights to New York between the inauguration and April 2017. During the 3-month period, the bill rose to $675,000 in the dedicated Air Force service.

Melania was still residing in Trump Tower in Manhattan when jets made at least 19 trips to LaGuardia Airport and nine trips to Florida's Palm Beach Airport at Mrs.Trump's convenience. She wasn't immediately moved to Washington as Barron was completing his fifth grade.

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The visits are continued

The New York Times has often informed about the First Lady's whereabouts. At least once per month, she visits her home in Manhattan. Close sources have revealed, Melania attends meetings there and visits a small circle of associates, including her sister and her hairdresser.

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It adds up an additional burden on the treasury handling the taxpayers' money. However, this is not completely unreasonable for Melania to get her hair done in New York. Previous first ladies practiced the same luxury, and if she’s already in the city seeing her sister, the root touch-ups aren't much of a big deal, right?

Melania Trump Reportedly Took 21 Flights To NY In Just 3-Month Period, Costing $675,000 To The U.S TaxpayersMelania Trump Reportedly Took 21 Flights To NY In Just 3-Month Period, Costing $675,000 To The U.S TaxpayersMelania Trump Reportedly Took 21 Flights To NY In Just 3-Month Period, Costing $675,000 To The U.S TaxpayersGetty Images / Ideal Image

She is under public scrutiny

@Rose Aranya:

She may pay for the hairstylist and cost of the clothes but we pay for the cost of getting her here to NY and going back plus the extra security for both Secret Service and some NYPD of course. I’m thinking she has more than her hair done while she’s here. Can’t say I blame her on that one.

@Robert Pollack:

It would be cheaper to fly the hairdresser in.

@Cecilia Sanchez:

And what she pays could feed a family for a week, maybe more!

@Carol Deal:

As rich as they are, why are we paying for all these unnecessary trips. This family just keeps taking and taking from us.

According to reports, it takes exactly "1 hour and 15 minutes of uninterrupted focus” to glam-up Melania before each engagement. But, her hair story has us baffled. Can you suggest the First Lady any alternatives to reduce the costs of having a distant stylist?