During her recent trip to Africa, first lady Melania Trump stopped to visit Cairo in Egypt.
While there, she accrued a bill of $95,050 at the InterContinental Semiramis hotel, which will be covered by taxpayer dollars.
Considering the hotel's rooms are typically $119 a night and get not more expensive than $699 a night for the Presidential suite, many are incredibly confused as to how the first lady managed to spend so much money at the hotel...especially considering she didn't stay there overnight!
Melania Trump only stopped in Cairo for about six hours according to her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham.
Though she may have stopped at the hotel for a brief period of time, she didn't end up sleeping there. The huge bill at the InterContinental Semiramis was revealed by official federal spending records.
The amount for only 6 hours left many online bewildered and angry at where their tax money is going.
@kylegriffin1 OK, wait. Let me get this straight... Melania didn't even sleep in the room and the bill was $95K. Ho… https://t.co/s4yUaYSrZ5— Annie Fox (@Annie Fox) 1541176952.0
@HuffPostPol I’m sure the children in the orphanages would have appreciated the money for food, clothing and shelte… https://t.co/mtv5NDmFOc— Nej (@Nej) 1541278338.0
@kylegriffin1 @seedswapie This administration is so incredibly gifted at wasting tax payer money.— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@Molly Jong☠️Fast) 1541179460.0
@HuffPostPol An Expensive Use of Our Tax Dollars, and That's just One Hotel......— Patricia (@Patricia) 1541277938.0
Melania Trump spent so much money...and they didn't even stay the night!
@kylegriffin1 Be Best... at wasting taxpayer dollars on your lavish lifestyle.— MTJerew (@MTJerew) 1541176707.0
@kylegriffin1 That $95,000 hotel bill would have covered a dozen families (2 adults, 3 dependents) medical costs for 1 year.— Utah Cruz (@Utah Cruz) 1541177198.0
@RawStory And do we really care? Yes, we do! We have the right time know what Melania is blowing our tax money on.— Jennifer (@Jennifer) 1541257017.0
Imagine if Michelle Obama was caught spending taxpayer money this way.
@RawStory repubs are big spenders when it come to the taxpayers dime.— amack (@amack) 1541257942.0
@RawStory Approx. $16K an hour...….$267 per minute...…..almost $5 every second.— Robert W. Jones (@Robert W. Jones) 1541257187.0
This isn't the only controversy the First Lady incited during her trip to Africa.
While touring a park in Nairobi, Trump wore a pith helmet, a fashion accessory that has a long and complicated history relating to colonialism in that country. When asked about her choice to wear that hat, Trump told reporters they should "focus on what I do, not what I wear."
When Melania went to Africa wearing a pith helmet @AJEnglish https://t.co/uGFu3jfOas Memsahib Trump in Africa. Eit… https://t.co/ZhCpPl4XA4— Marjorie McCarthy (@Marjorie McCarthy) 1541277908.0
Those are pretty big words from someone who just spent nearly $100k for six hours in a hotel.
While there Melanie said we’re not supposed to pay attention to what she wears but to what she does. Well here’s a… https://t.co/hvMx5JzLJ3— EB Shenanigans (@EB Shenanigans) 1541114960.0
For this amount of money, does any taxpayer get a free pith helmet? #TrumpFAIL https://t.co/PCe83UNBsk— Susan J Crabtree (@Susan J Crabtree) 1541131204.0
Trump's trip to Africa, where she visited many of the same countries her husband Donald Trump referred to as "s**thole countries," will most likely be remembered not for any diplomatic gains, but for these needless and clumsy controversies.
That's $15,841.67 per hour. My, my. Draining the swamp, are we @FLOTUS? #BeBest "Melania Trump’s sojourn to Africa… https://t.co/XBxVobO9tU— Prairy 🔥 (@Prairy 🔥) 1541272938.0
@ellievan65 Melania spent $95,000 for 1 night in hotel in Africa, of OUR MONEY! And didn’t stay more than a few hours!— Anita (@Anita) 1541285232.0
#MelaniaTrump is upset that we criticize her too much, not focusing on what she does. So let's do that, shall we??… https://t.co/hyC3r95ixl— Cuz I'm The Mom (@Cuz I'm The Mom) 1541255238.0