The Secret Service spent nearly $106 million to protect President Barack Obama and his family on non-essential travel during their eight years in White House, a conservative watchdog reported Thursday.
Judicial Watch said it got the travel records in response to its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, bringing the known total of travel expenses for Obama and his family to $105,662,975.27.
Latest records show President Donald Trump's travel expenses total slightly over $4 million, Judicial Watch reported.
According to the watchdog, some of the Obamas' most expensive ventures were a family trip to Martha's Vineyard in August 2016, which cost $2.7 million for Secret Service in hotels, rental cars, and other travel cots.
The final family trip to Hawaii for Christmas cost the Secret Service $1.8 million. And Obama's trip to Orlando to appear at a Hillary Clinton rally in November 2016 wracked up a $271,000 bill.
"It is troubling to see such massive amounts of money paid out for trips that appear to have minimal value to the public interest," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
"And it is frustrating to have to file multiple FOIA lawsuits and engage in long-running court battles to get basic information about the costs of presidential travel."
Judicial Watch focused on trips they deemed non-essential, such as golfing, vacations, fundraisers, campaign stops, and talk show appearances.
Trump is running up a hefty Secret Service bill too.
Between Feb. 3 and March 27, the Secret Service spent $3.6 million on hotel costs, car rentals, transportation and supplies so Trump could jet away to his winter White House at Mar-a-Lago — including $19,760 that benefited the Trump family business directly in Mar-a-Lago hotel costs, Judicial Watch reported.
The president's "Thank You" tour rallies during the transition period of Nov. 9 to Dec. 12, 2016 cost $475,000, Judicial Watch records show.
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