Donald and Melania fly in separate “his and hers” taxpayer-funded planes

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of even more taxpayer dollars being wasted on the first family’s increasingly exorbitant lifestyle.

Rather than, say, try to plan the impending Easter Egg Roll, Melania Trump decided to join her husband for a long holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago.

The first lady arrived in West Palm Beach yesterday evening on a military version of a Boeing 757. Minutes later, her husband touched down in Air Force One.

That’s right, they took “his and hers” planes to their private beach club. Because, hey, why not? They already live in separate homes, sleep in separate beds, and keep separate bathrooms. Why not fly in separate planes, as well?

The cost of Melania taking her own plane to the same location as her husband? $15,846 taxpayer dollars per hour. Which came out to be around $100,000.

Related: Melania Trump was just paid $2.9 million, or roughly what we spend to protect her for 3 weeks

Of course, that’s just a drop in the bucket when compared to the $1 million it costs for Donald to visit Mar-a-Lago, but still.

“I can’t think of anything like this that we’ve seen at anytime in the modern era,” Steve Schooner, a professor at George Washington Law School, told NBC News for a story on the president’s travel.

“It’s just another example of his consistent efforts to exploit public office for private gain. He’s using his official office and the fact that people have to travel with him, meet him, and follow him to promote his commercial enterprise, in this case his privately owned club.”

What the first couple is doing at Mar-a-Lago this weekend is anyone’s guess. Donald has not yet confirmed his Easter plans, though rumor has it he won’t be attending the annual Easter Egg Roll, a 138-year White House tradition. It’s also unclear if Melania will be at the party, despite being the host of the event.

Related: Easter at the White House has been ruined thanks to Melania Trump. Sad!

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  • Heywood Jablowme

    At least Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were somewhat fond of each other.

  • DCguy

    The GOP claims to support family values and fiscal conservatism and here we have them NOT complaining over the Taxpayers paying millions a week because a 3rd wife doesn’t want to be in the same room as her husband.

    • batesmotel

      You’re not sitting in the White House watching their every move. How would you know what they’re not doing? Oh wait, because the gossip media who also isn’t there told you. Haha!

    • Juanjo

      Dear batesmotel – you are correct, I am not sitting in the White House, but of course neither is the wife. She is living in New York.

  • Billy Budd

    Is it true that she was a high class, top rated call girl when she was younger?

    • Jimmy T

      She was a “call girl” when she said “I do” to Trump. She sure didn’t marry him for his ripped bod, handsome face, or big hands. And now Trump has essentially pimped her out to the American taxpayer, since we are footing the bill for the useless whore.

    • whatevz

      y’all forgot to mention how stupid the dumb cnut is

    • brucebruce836

      Hahaha Jimmy T that was cold but so true!! Why isn’t there a like button in the comments section yet Queerty??

    • scotshot

      High class or top rated? Hardly, Melania was almost 30 (Too, too old for most models) and was out doing her best to pick up a man to pay for dinner or the rent.


    • batesmotel

      She speaks seven languages and is now the First Lady of the U.S. Not bad for a dumb c^nt! You try moving to a foreign country not knowing the language and be able to climb up the ranks faster than you never will.

  • Jack Meoff

    It’s funny that American tax payers are footing the bill for their marital problems yet nothing is being said or done about it. Why is this man still in office?

    • silveroracle

      Exactly. You are now paying the price, literally.

    • batesmotel

      You don’t know anything about their marriage. You’re not around them. You’re just one of those cows that gobbles up what gossip machines feed you.

    • avesraggiana

      You don’t have to know anything about their marriage to see that it’s not going well. It hasn’t in a very long time. Anyone with eyes to see would have picked up on this. The whole inauguration day was one painful exercise for Melania Trump in trying to keep up happy appearances. It was excruciating to watch.

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    i guess she couldn’t use the trump jet because it got repossessed.

  • arcoarconcio_passivy

    Millionr´s it´s Gov Celebrety it´s Americam ups jump Americam flyer it´s flyer Nave Sigle Army POLLIZY Amry Trump Mc Trump .

  • Kris

    This administration is a complete joke! The GOP never fail to disgust me in every way … Literally the only thing they want to regulate are vaginas! Too bad vaginas don’t shoot bullets!

  • Prax07

    Can’t we just ship Schlump, his dirtbag kids, and his Russian tramp over to Siberia and let them deal with them? Or send the lot of them, including Spicer and the VP, over to that gay torture camp over there and let them be tortured? Please?

  • llia_olsen

    If Trump was say- in someones pocket. The best way to keep tabs on him would be marry him off. Bugging and wire tapping takes time and can be detected. Hacking only goes so far. Give him a wife and she’ll have an all access pass.
    Now that Trump is President it could be a way to keep her out of the loop. Or she just likes her things her way instead of being someone toted around the world on the presidents schedual.

  • Donald Dork

    Does any member of the Chump family have any redeeming qualities whatsoever?

  • nitejonboy

    Bitch would you just frigging divorce him already and stop wasting our damn tax dollars on your bullshit!!

  • Drewc

    If I remember correctly the Obamas took seperate planes quite frequently. I’m not defending the Trumps. They should have traveled together unless there is a major conflict with their schedules.

    • Jack Meoff

      That’s exactly the point. You know that if the Obama’s took separate planes it’s because Michelle was actually doing stuff where as Melania has no schedule to speak of. She doesn’t do anything.

  • gaym50ish

    Remember how critical Trump was of Obama spending taxpayer dollars on his vacations? In his entire eight-year presidency, the cost of transporting and protecting the Obama family was just under $100 million.

    At the rate Trump is going, as he flies to Florida nearly every weekend and his protected family does business around the world, protecting the Trumps will exceed that amount within the first few months of his first year in office.

    • batesmotel

      Trump waived the presidential check is owed and doing this job for free. He’s a billionaire and covers his own personal expenses. You’ll never be able to do that in your lifetime. Ever.

    • Juanjo

      Batesmotel – let’s see some proof that trump is paying for his security and his wife’s security. Please feel free to post that any time you wish.

  • Mo Bro

    Now that Obama and his wild spending are out of office, it’s good to see liberals are finally becoming fiscally conscientious.

    • GayEGO

      Democrats have been and are fiscally responsible and do not cheat like the GOPs and because you seem to know about such things, you must be a GOP!

    • Mo Bro

      Democrats are fiscally responsible?
      You guys slay me sometimes.

  • GayEGO

    Most GOPs find a way to cheat and not pay for things so this does not surprise me at all about a so-called wealthy, (no tax returns), Trumpident spending American taxpayers money for his and his families trips. This is outrageous and they should be taxed for their thoughtless waste of taxpayers money.

  • batesmotel

    You do realize that Obama spent $100 million taken from the tax payers just to cover his leisurely travel. Why were you eerily silent when he did that!? You also do know that Trump doesn’t need your messily chunk change tax dollars for anything which is why he waived the presidential paycheck that all presidents get. Where were you when he chose to do that!?

    • Mo Bro

      You’re asking the irrational to think rationally.

  • MediaGuy

    Obama, the incompetent community organizer, doubled the national debt, spent more than ALL the previous administrations COMBINED, because he had no idea what to do about any thing fiscal. And, Michelle’s MOTHER lived in the White House for 8 years. WHAT did that cost? Gay’s don’t get it that the dems are no friends of theirs. Yet gay’s continue to vote democrat, no matter what. Bring in Muslim haters who shoot gay’s in Pulse, NOBODY cares, bring in more. Some day the gay community will wake up. Someday gay’s will get it.

    • Mo Bro

      After the Pulse club shooting . . . after all the gay men in Muslim countries who are being pitched off rooftops . . . after witnessing how most gay men think Libertarians (even gay ones like myself) are deadlier than Muslims . . . no, I don’t think they’ll get it—not ever. It’s Stockholm Syndrome at its most extreme. These clueless sycophants will be calling guys like you and me “islamophobes” while their heads are being sawed off by some maniac yelling “Allahu akbar”—it’s that twisted.

    • MediaGuy

      Mo Bro, you’re probably right. But as Islamic hatred gets a stronger foothold in American culture, to the point of regular confrontation of gays, then there will be a lot of hand wringing and hopefully some change of minds. But it will be too late, by then muslims will be many more citizens and native borns (unless the President can win his vetting case in the courts). There will be no more gayborhood, and it will be back into the closet for gays. If they call me an Islamophobe, they’d be right. I am one. And with good reason.

    • Mo Bro

      My experience is that many on the left suffer from Islamophobia-phobia, wherein they’re so terrified of sounding intolerant that they’ll tolerate their own downfall if they think it makes them appear compassionate. If only they could grasp the fact that ISIS wants our demise, not our hugs.

  • Jim Guinnessey

    Emperor and Empress Trump and their imperial children are publicly bilking the USA but their mind boggling supporters (including many well off Republican thieves as well) want to continue their larceny and only want to call Hilary Clinton a crook!

  • gary69mike

    I think it’s pretty obvious why she or Marla and possibly Ivana married him. $$$$$ I’m sure she said, “run for president but I’m not going to be doing all that first lady stuff”. I’m sure that when his four years are up (if not sooner), you’ll be seeing them in divorce court.

  • AmishHomo

    The Trump Trolls never address the issue – Trump’s hypocrisy and wasting taxpayer $. Immediately trying to turn the attention from Trump onto Obama, Clinton, Dems, Libs, blah blah
    Using the Russian “What about ….” technique to disrupt the discussion and lead everyone off on a path that has nothing to do with what the article is about.

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