Joke's On You America: Obama's Golf Trip with Tiger Woods Cost Taxpayers Nearly $4 MIllion

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Oct 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Joke's On You America: Obama's Golf Trip with Tiger Woods Cost Taxpayers Nearly $4 MIllion

When it comes to taking advantage of the system, no one does it better than Barack Obama.  And when it comes to golfing while on the job, Obama has completed more rounds than any person who has served in the White House in history.  

And one of Obama's most expensive rounds of golf came in 2013 with Tiger Woods, costing U.S. taxpayers nearly $3.6 million, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

The costs accounted for operating expenses of Air Force One, supporting aircraft, and U.S. Coast Guard small boats, travel expenses, which include commercial airfare and rental cars for Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security personnel supporting the trip, according to the report. 

The specific schedule for Feb. 15, 2013, were that Obama flew from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to Chicago to deliver remarks on the economy, He then flew to Palm Beach, Florida, for vacation, where he golfed with Woods before returning to Joint Base Andrews.