Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump took a business trip to Uruguay in January to a hotel bearing the family name.
The trip to support the family’s private business cost American taxpayers nearly $100,000 in hotel rooms so that Secret Service and embassy staffers could be given a place to stay.
The cost of the trip was first reported by the Washington Post.
“This is an example of the blurring of the line between the personal interest in the family business and the government,” Kathleen Clark, an expert on government ethics at Washington University in St. Louis told the Post.
It is not clear whether the Trump family will refund the government for the cost of a Trump family member while on a family trip.
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