Western Journalism has been reporting on what some would call the extravagant spending of the Obamas. In two months alone this year, the Obamas spent over 4.4 million dollars on vacations and political fundraising. Judicial Watch has repeatedly stated the American taxpayer should be outraged.
Michelle Obama’s November five-day trip to Qatar and Jordan, some might say, cost Americans a pretty penny. Obama speaking at the “Let Girls Learn” conference in Doha, Qatar, cost the American taxpayer an estimated $750,000. The First Lady spoke for 24 minutes. She also visited Jordan while in the Middle East, but those costs have not been reported as of yet.
While in Jordan, Michelle Obama spoke at a U.S. constructed and funded school for refugees. In a tweet, she stated that the U.S. is building 25 new schools in Jordan; and 70 percent of those will be schools for girls.
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The Washington Examiner reported that the on-ground costs for the First Lady’s trip to Qatar totaled $450,000. The costs include hotel rooms, suites, and a ballroom for both the FLOTUS and the Secret Service. The Examiner also reported that Judicial Watch usually requests, via the Freedom of Information Act, the costs for jet fuel and costs which add up to more than $300,000.
The event attended by Michelle Obama in Qatar was called the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education; it took place on November 4th. Mrs. Obama was the guest of Sheikha bint Nasser Al Missned, who is the second of three wives to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, a member of the ruling Al Thani family of Qatar.