Who needs Uber or Lyft when you have Air Force One?
Obama has been using Air Force One for his own personal excursions.
What exactly does it cost taxpayers when President Barack Obama and family want to attend, say, a wedding of a friend? Answer: Nearly $360,000, according to Conservative watchdog site Judicial Watch.
Via a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch got their paws on U.S. Air Force documents which outlined the cost of Obama’s trips on Labor Day of this year. The roundtrip tab to Westchester, N.Y., an airport near Pocantico Hills, where White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner were married, was $358,490.90.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, an alteration in the president’s travel plans related to that event added an extra $295,227.80 in costs: Obama as already in Providence, R.I. the night before but jetted back to Washington to “sleep in his own bed, do a little work tomorrow, spend some time with his family” before heading to the wedding, the White House Press Secretary said.