- First lady Melania Trump racked up a $US95,000 bill at a hotel in Cairo during her trip to Africa last month.
- Spending records show that a payment was made to the Semiramis Intercontinental hotel on September 30, about a week before Trump arrived on October 6.
- The description for the payment reads “FLOTUS visit hotel rooms,” but does not break down how the funds were allocated or how many rooms were rented.
During Trump’s visit to Africa in October, she went to Egypt and spent six hours in Cairo.
Despite not spending the night, the first lady and her entourage racked up a bill of $US95,050 at the Semiramis Intercontinental hotel, Quartz reported.
The hotel offers rooms starting at $US119, and the presidential suite costs $US699 per night. The hotel has a rooftop pool, fine dining, and a terrace with “stunning views of the sunset over the Nile.”
Spending records show that a payment was made to the hotel on September 30, about a week before Trump arrived on October 6.
A description for the payment reads “FLOTUS visit hotel rooms,” but does not break down how the funds were allocated or how many rooms were rented.
Trump’s trip to Africa was her first solo trip.
She was criticised for wearing a pith helmet, a style of hat worn by colonizers in the 19th century that’s come to symbolise colonial rule, during the trip. “I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear,” Trump told reporters in Egypt.
The Trump family has previously been criticised for costing taxpayers large sums of money.
In September, TMZ reported that President Donald Trump’s golf cart rentals have cost taxpayers more than $US300,000 since he took office.
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