All of the ground the Obama family covered during their $7 million trip to Ireland
Being America's top civilian is expensive business.
President Obama's attendance at the 39th annual G8 Summit in Northern Ireland cost taxpayers $6,932,923.20, including expenses related to security detail, various staffers, and the first lady's sightseeing tour with her daughters, according to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the nonprofit Judicial Watch.
A letter from the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command notes shows that taxpayers fork over $206,337 every hour the world's most famous plane is in flight.
No one can say the president didn't get anything done. Check out some of the people he met with:
And here's what the 3-days of travel looked like:
President Obama has traveled internationally more than any other president, and he has done it on the "most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date."
Here are the flight records via Judicial Watch:
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