Trump children ski trip cost at least $330K in security: report

Trump children ski trip cost at least $330K in security: report
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President Trump's adult children racked up at least $330,000 in security costs on a ski trip to Aspen, Colo., last February, according to CBS News.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spent $329,561 for the weeklong vacation taken by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both White House advisers, as well as Eric Trump and his wife, CBS reported citing records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Secret Service spent $26,000 on rental vehicles, as well as equipment needed to accompany the family on the ski slopes, which costed around $22,000, according to the report. 

The Hill has reached out to DHS for comment. 


Past first families have also taken pricey ski trips.

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama on sexual misconduct allegations: I’m ‘sick’ Michelle Obama on dealing with difficult times: 'Don't tweet nasty stuff' House passes bill to curb presidential pensions MORE accompanied her daughters Sasha and Malia to Aspen during the Obama administration, in which their trips cost $166,000 and $65,000, according to Judicial Watch

The CBS report comes amid fresh scrutiny of travel by members of the Trump administration.

Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceHHS nominee Azar made millions working for drugmaker Lilly Government travel paid for by taxpayers must be accountable Overnight Health Care: Mandate repeal sparks fears of premium hikes | HHS nominee to get Senate hearing this month | Trump officials eye work requirements for Medicaid recipients MORE submitted his resignation to the president on Friday after facing backlash for his use of private jets for official business.

Price is one of four Cabinet members facing scrutiny of their travel since taking public office. 

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeWhitefish stops work on Puerto Rico power grid over payment dispute Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy Feinstein: 'Disgusting' Trump even considering lifting elephant trophy ban MORE and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittMy freedom is on the line to fight climate change, more will follow Sessions: DOJ prohibited from issuing guidance that creates new rules Overnight Regulation: Senators unveil bipartisan gun background check bill | FCC rolls back media regs | Family leave credit added to tax bill | Senate confirms banking watchdog MORE are also facing questions about their use of private aircraft for government business in recent days.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinVA Secretary Shulkin seeks larger role for private health care We have a duty to take care of our veterans, but we're letting them die Supporting our veterans is a year-round job MORE spent nearly half his time on a recent international trip sightseeing and shopping with his wife, who had her airfare paid for by the government.