A private trip to Dubai by President Donald Trump’s sons has so far cost U.S. taxpayers at least $73,000, a CBS News report says.
The money covered all expenses incurred by members of a Secret Service detail for hotel rooms and car service during the said trip from March 26 to April 8, according to purchase orders viewed by CBS.
The trip had nothing to do with government business. Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric met with “the team at Trump International Golf Club, Dubai,” according to a representative in a statement.
The brothers also spent time with Trump Organization business partner Hussain Sajwani and his family — and attended the wedding of Sajwani’s daughter, Amira, according to a tweet from the father of the bride. He called the Trumps “dear friends and business partners.” Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan, the deputy ruler of Dubai, also attended the wedding.
Sajwani is the founder and chairman of Damac Properties in Dubai, and Amira is the firm’s chief financial officer.
Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump, also posted a picture of herself at the wedding on her Instagram account.