According to CNN Money, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin cost taxpayers as much as $15,000 for a day trip to Trump Tower to join a press conference that was supposed to be about infrastructure but was hijacked by Trump’s Charlottesville comments.
This is one of many flagrant examples of Trump Administration malfeasance with taxpayer money. HHS Secretary Tom Price resigned last week after it was revealed that his private jet trips cost taxpayers. $300,000.
Mnuchin also came under fire for a request to hire an Air Force jet for his European honeymoon. Mnuchin’s wife was criticized for posting photos to Instagram showing Mnunchin taking private jets for government trips.
Meanwhile Trump’s trips to Mar-a-lago and Trumo Tower cost taxpayers millions, not to mention the costs associated with flying Ivanaka, Jared, and Don Jr. around.
The following is an excerpt from CNN Money:
“On August 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a day trip from Washington to New York City that cost $15,000.
And it was quite a day — Mnuchin stood by President Trump for a memorable Trump Tower press conference about Charlottesville. The president, who had initially planned to speak about his infrastructure plan, quickly veered off script.”