The Obamas Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million

Fox Nation

Many details about foreign presidential trips are classified for national  security reasons, and there is little public information about overall costs. A  report from the Government Accountability Office found that Clinton’s 1998 trip  to six African nations cost the U.S. government at least $42.7 million. Most of  that was incurred by the military, which made 98 airlift missions to transport  personnel and vehicles, and set up temporary medical evacuation units in five  countries.

That figure did not include costs borne by the Secret Service, which were  considered classified.

Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million  based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one  person familiar with the journey, who was not authorized to speak for  attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The  Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for  the trip, does not specify costs.

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