Trump attends Easter service with family near Mar-a-Lago

These were easy applause lines at Trump rallies, but it didn't take long before the vows were added to the list of this president's broken promises. So even if the actual cost is half of the $3.6 million figure the site uses, Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago would still cost taxpayers a figure 161 times the size of the parks donation. In his first 100 days.

Though Republican lawmakers have been silent about Trump's travel spending, several key Democrats are criticizing the President for both his excess and perceived hypocrisy.

"Even in the past year, President Kim of North Korea has launched over 30 missiles", McFarland said.

Trump's affection for Mar-a-Lago is causing problems. It is a golf corse. You're in the White House.

Trump has told his team that he doesn't want lengthy trips overseas to distract from his focus on domestic issues in the United States, according to people who have spoken to him about his travel plans. What's better than the White House?

The Secret Service screens for weapons and other direct threats to the president, Wackrow says, but otherwise is not involved in admitting guests at Mar-a-Lago.

When the Japanese Prime Minister was there, North Korea test fired a missile.

But Vice President Mike Pence, visiting South Korea, described the failed launch as a "provocation" and said he spoke by telephone with Trump, and declared that Washington's "resolve has never been stronger" with regard to its alliance with South Korea.

"We spend billions of dollars, actually, to protect the president, the families and the former presidents", he said.

Perhaps the most controversial part of Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits, though, is their estimated cost. Really? The man can tell all about the most handsome piece of chocolate cake ever, and how President Xi was enjoying it, but he does not know where the missiles were going? The restaurant in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City was reviewed by Vanity Fair in December under the headline "Trump Grill Could Be The Worst Restaurant in America". Trump is facing increasing scrutiny for frequent trips to his "Southern White House", which are costing taxpayers millions.

For the president's visits - on seven of the 13 weekends he has been president so far - costs by local agencies to protect him already are approaching $3.7 million.

Traditionally hosted by the first lady, the White House Easter Egg Roll has taken place each year since the 1870s.

Why is this important? And Mr Trump has vacillated about what his first policy priorities would be - shifting from healthcare to tax cuts and back to healthcare - which has most likely made it hard to plot a travel schedule that would give him a strategic advantage.

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