Earlier this month, it was reported that Michelle Obama was planning an exotic “girl’s vacation” to Europe with her daughters and her mother.
On Monday, Michelle left for her week-long trip to the U.K. and Italy along with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and her mother, Marion Robinson. The women’s European escapades will be paid for by American taxpayers, who will likely be shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for this trip alone.
Michelle has pitched the vacation as a business trip, as she hopes to promote her anti-obesity campaign all over the globe.
“From London, the First Lady will travel to Milan,” according to the White House press office. “As part of her Let’s Move! initiative, the First Lady will lead a Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation.”
According to the Free Beacon, the delegation’s official title is “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.”
The White House’s statement continued:
“Mrs. Obama and the Delegation will also participate in a cooking activity with children. In addition to visiting the U.S. Pavilion, the First Lady will meet with Prime Minister Renzi, and tour the Italian Pavilion with Ms. Landini, the Prime Minister’s wife.”
“From there, the First Lady will travel to Vicenza, Italy. As part of the Joining Forces initiative, Mrs. Obama will visit members of the military and their families stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza.”
“The First Lady looks forward to personally thanking the service members and their families and reminding them that their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed by the American people.”
“The First Lady will also visit cultural sites in Venice before returning to Washington, D.C.”
Of course, this little “business trip” will prove to be quite costly for American taxpayers. A State Department contract for “Lodging for FLOTUS Venice” shows that it will cost $128,781. And this is only a fraction of her entire trip…
This is not the first time that Michelle has used her personal agendas as an excuse to travel the world on the taxpayer’s dime for “business.” Earlier this year, she travelled to Japan and Cambodia to promote these same agendas. Her two day trip to Cambodia cost Americans a whopping $242,500.
If that’s how much Michelle spends in two days, imagine how much she’ll spend on a week in Europe…
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