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Obama Stuns Everyone By Saying This After Spending $85 Million In Vacation Expenses

While appearing on Comedy Central, President Obama joked that he’s looking forward to a ‘decent vacation’ once his time in office comes to a close. As the Washington Examiner reports, based on what American taxpayers have ponied up for travel expenses over the past eight years, he shouldn’t have too many things left on his bucket list.

Throughout his time in office, Obama has visited every single continent with the exception of Antarctica - but he has made mention of his desire to get there someday. Numerous business trips of a diplomatic nature have doubled as family vacations, including a little jaunt over to Buenos Aires after spending some time in Cuba.

Business trips aside, the president has a healthy appetite for soaking up the r&r time at Martha’s Vineyard, as evidenced by the numerous photo ops of him hitting the links. Judicial Watch recently went through the trouble of tracking down travel receipts for the First Family via a Freedom of Information request, and the total amount spent comes in at a staggering $85 million.

A good portion of that goes towards Air Force One and the expense of housing the Secret Service that is always in tow, but that’s still an eye-opening amount of money. We’ll have to wait and see what the president’s definition of a ‘decent vacation’ will be once the inauguration of President-elect Trump is in the books.

Source: The Washington Examiner
Photo: Flickr/White House

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