First lady Melania Trump’s hotel stay during her recent trip to Cairo, Egypt, cost taxpayers $95,050, according to federal spending records.
Trump and her entourage stayed at the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo during her visit to Egypt last month, according to records first reported by Quartz.
The hotel offers rooms starting at $119. The hotel’s presidential suite can be rented for $699, Quartz noted.
The expenditure was described as “FLOTUS visit hotel rooms,” but offers no further details.
A spokeswoman for the first lady says she visited Cairo for six hours and didn’t actually spend the night at the hotel.
Although a 2017 Fox News analysis of White House staffing data called the first lady’s office ”one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history,” her bill at the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo was significantly higher than the $77,345.35 that the government spent on her husband’s two-night stay last July at his golf course in Scotland with, among others, son Eric, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, and social media director Dan Scavino.
In September, TMZ reported that President Trump’s golf cart rentals in the U.S. have cost taxpayers $300,675 since he took office.