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Obama’s 2-Day Saudi Arabian Visit Cost Taxpayers Over $3 Million

That’s a lot of dough [1]:

President Barack Obama’s two-day trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month cost taxpayers over $3.1 million in hotel and motorcade costs alone, according to contracts released by the State Department.

In what some described as a “futile [2]” trip, the president met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries on April 20 and 21.

The president required three hotels, including a $2 million [3] stay at the Ritz-Carlton. Rooms for security and the “VIP delegation” were also booked at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Tower totaling $200,000 [4], and the Courtyard Marriott totaling $240,000 [5].

Photo by Tribes of the World [6] [7]