The venality and corruption seems to be major charges of Democrats against Donald Trump administration. Last week, they pointed out that the United States Department of State paid a hotel in Cairo nearly a $100,000 for a single day of services during Melania Trump’s trip to Egypt, part of her tour of the African continent, according to a government spending report.
According to Quartz, the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo received $95,050 for “FLOTUS Visit Hotel Rooms” on September 30 from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Except Melania Trump didn’t even stay there that night. According to a spokesperson for the First Lady, Melania only spent six hours in Cairo, and didn’t spend the night at the Intercontinental.
She was only in Cairo for six hours and she was taken for a sightseeing. She didn’t sleep at the hotel. Democrats are questioning that why are U.S. taxpayers footing the bills for these types of pointless, vapid junkets?
During the course of her first solo trip, Trump was also criticized for wearing what looked like a colonial-style pith helmet in Kenya and called out for visiting programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development as the White House moved to slash its foreign aid budget.