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Speaking to reporters during Wednesday's briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said president Donald Trump is not concerned about rising costs or criticism surrounding his frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Fox 5 DC's Ronica Cleary asked Spicer if Trump has "any concerns about the pushback" from Florida residents and taxpayers. "No, he feels great,
" said Spicer.
It's estimated that Trump's Florida vacations cost taxpayers over $3 million
, each visit. However, that figure doesn't include local costs
, which Florida legislators say have topped over $1.7 million, nor does it include the $720,000 in lost revenue from the Lantana Airport which is forced to ground flights every time Trump visits.
On March 28, the Government Accountability Office agreed to investigate the security issues and costs surrounding Trump's trips to his "Winter White House," reports NPR
So far, Trump has visited Mar-a-Lago 5 times since the election, and plans to return next week to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping on April 6 and 7.