Officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received nearly $ 3.3 million for overtime worked to protect President Donald Trump during visits to the area between October 2017 and February this year, according to information of that force.
The Sun Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale (southeast Florida) indicated that Trump has visited his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach 17 times since taking office in January 2017.
In the period between October 2017 and February 2018, the overtime account of agents of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was $ 3.26 million, according to figures obtained by that written means.
Since February 1, the president has visited Mar-a-Lago on six occasions, but information about the cost of overtime visits has not yet been provided to the agents of the sheriff’s office who watch over his safety along with the Service. Secret.
According to the newspaper, the amount paid by the federal government for the same concept in the January-September 2017 period was 3.4 million dollars.
The federal government is responsible for these expenses since 2017 municipal and congressional officials complained about the cost to the public treasury of Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago, a historic property that he bought in the 1990s and that has Become a private club with high membership fees.
The last time Trump was in Mar-a-Lago was last week, when he received in that club on Tuesday and Wednesday the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
The president stayed until last Sunday in what he calls the “Winter White House” or the “Southern White House.”