California Republican Ted Lieu has introduced the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President (SWAMP) Act. The bill that would require president Donald Trump to reimburse the government for money he spends going to his own properties.
Trump has visited his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida more than six times since entering the presidency, and each trip costs $3.7 million in security alone.
The bill states:
“It is unacceptable for the president to maintain an interest in traveling to properties in which he has a direct financial interest, as the U.S. government is responsible for renting space for personnel in said private commercial entities. Every time the president travels to Mar-a-Lago, he necessarily promotes his private business interests via free press at the government’s expense.”