Hunter Biden’s overseas travel has cost taxpayers more than the Secret Service details for all of President Donald Trump’s children combined.
According to a report from the Washington Free Beacon, taxpayers paid $193,696 for Hunter Biden’s Secret Service entourage — which is nearly four times the recorded security bill of the four adult Trump children—combined.
“While his father Joe Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden traveled with a Secret Service entourage to at least 10 different countries, including China, Qatar, and South Africa, according to a government expenditure database. He racked up 28 separate bills, all of which involved taxpayer payments to a ‘miscellaneous foreign contractor’ or ‘miscellaneous foreign awardee,’” the Free Beacon report explains. “Many of the bills explicitly said that the money was used to pay for accommodations for the Secret Service, but others were scant on details.”
No other presidential family members that are disclosed in the database even came close to the cost of Biden’s travel. The next highest was Malia Obama, whose travel expenses cost taxpayers $41,023.
In comparison, all of Trump’s children combined are recorded to have cost about $40,000.
The database is not a complete look at presidential family spending, however, as the Secret Service withholds a large amount of information for security reasons.
“This is not the first time the Biden family has used the Secret Service for its personal benefit. While in the White House, Joe Biden charged rent for the Secret Service agents stationed in his Wilmington, Del., property, costing taxpayers $171,600 between 2011 and 2017. Biden’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment,” the Free Beacon report added.
Author: Cassandra Fairbanks