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President Trump is spending this Thanksgiving weekend at Mar-a-Lago. It’s his first trip back since April, when his private club closed for the season.

Since his inauguration 10 months ago, the president has visited at least one of his properties on 34 out of his 45 weekends in office (including this one).

And out of those, 18 weekends have been out-of-town weekends. He has been to Mar-a-Lago eight times and his club in Bedminster, N.J., ten times.

Even when the president stays put at the White House, he often visits a Trump property — either his golf club in nearby Sterling, Va., or the Trump International hotel just a few blocks away.

On the 11 weekends he didn’t visit a Trump property, he was likely on a foreign trip or at Camp David. Only four weekends, including his inauguration weekend, were spent exclusively in D.C., without visits to his own properties.

How much do all of these trips cost? Exact dollar amounts are difficult to calculate.

However, we do know that Trump’s frequent travel and large family size has put a strain on the Secret Service. Trump’s frequent visits to his “winter White House” and “summer White House” are especially challenging for the agency, which must maintain a regular security infrastructure at each – while still allowing access to paying members and guests.

And the president’s jaunts to Mar-a-Lago are estimated to cost at least $3 million each, based on a General Accountability Office estimate for similar travel by former President Obama.


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