The overnight stay of Melania Trump in Cairo during her trip to Africa cost taxpayers $ 95,000, according to federal spending records.
The first lady of the United States and her entourage spent the night at Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo, which offers rooms starting at $ 119. The hotel’s presidential suite is commendable for $ 699, which includes $ 156.50 in taxes, according to the hotel’s website.
Melania Trump spent one night in Cairo and the hotel bill was over $95,000 https://t.co/PuKJ6IKLnp
— Quartz (@qz) November 1, 2018
A 2017 survey by Fox news had described the administration of Melania Trump as one of the least expensive in the recent history of the first ladies … But his stay in Cairo would have proven otherwise. Indeed, she spent much more than her husband Donald Trump who, during a trip to Scotland last July, had spent nearly 69,000 euros.
Recall that in early October, Melania Trump made her first visit to Africa. The first American lady had visited several countries including Kenya, Malawi and Egypt.
The payment for her stay at the Semiramis Intercontinental, a sublime five-star hotel, located in Cairo, was done on September 30, about a week before the arrival of the first lady, on Saturday, October 6th.
The details of Melania Trump’s expenses within the establishment remain unknown but the publication of these figures on the USASpending.gov website is controversial on social networks.
“How to waste taxpayers’ money: Melania spent one night in Cairo and the hotel bill was more than $ 95,000,” says one user.
How to waste taxpayer dollars: Melania spent one night in Cairo and the hotel bill was over $95,000
— Roger Tansey (@rogertansey) November 1, 2018
“Can you imagine if Michelle Obama had spent the night in a hotel that cost $ 95,000. Republicans would make history, “wrote another.
https://t.co/PuIsGqoXhR can you imagine if Michelle Obama stayed all night in a hotel that cost $95,000 Republicans would go lunar
— The Observation Man (@William53604792) November 2, 2018
😡Melania stopped in Cairo for 6 hours and did not stay overnight after her Oct trip to Africa
The taxpayers paid $95,050 for hotel rooms according to federal spending records
As she requested , pay attention to what she does, not what she wears 😡
— 🇺🇸Ellie🇺🇸 (@ellievan65) November 2, 2018