Last month, the President spent one night in Brisbane, Australia, before speaking at the G20 Summit.
Now, thanks to a little digging by The Weekly Standard, we know that no expense was spared for him.
The bill for the one night’s stay exceeded $1.7 million at the Brisbane Marriott, whose tagline is “The Epitome of Five Star Elegance.”
Here are the details:
- The presidential delegation required 4,096 rooms.
- Three different hotels were used.
- Logistics, security, and negotiating teams were there in advance of – and subsequent to – his visit.
- The entire floor he stayed on was completely stripped down and examined prior to his arrival.
- His suite was aptly named “The Presidential Suite” and cost just over $2,135 for the night.
The U.K.’s Daily Mail provided some insight on how some other leaders were accommodated, and there’s a stark difference:
British PM Cameron’s room cost 1/2 that amount, Russia’s Putin spent 74% less, and Australian PM Abbott’s room cost 88% less.
Chinese President Jinping was the silver-medal winner and spent only $1,400 for his room.
And Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was forced to get by in a room that was only $171.60 per night.
When it comes to big-spending and making an impressive display of opulence, it seems our President is second to none.
Geez, Louise, did we spend enough money for this POS to spend one night in Australia??? We paid for over 4,000 rooms for one man to spend one night, when it should have easily been a few hundred at the most. This could easily rank second to their Africa trip.
Everything he and his family does costs us mega-dollars. While the rest of us shop for the best rate on a decent hotel, he goes to the extreme of seeing just how extravagant he can be. He really does think he’s the emperor.