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Jared and Ivanka cost taxpayers nearly $400,000 in ski vacations — so far

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Taxpayers spent over $300,000 protecting President Donald Trump’s family for a week-long ski getaway at Aspen in March.

“Records obtained by CBS News through a Freedom of Information Act request show that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spent $329,561 for the week-long vacation,” CBS News reported Friday. “Equipment costs were close to $22,000 — to accompany the family on the slopes, the Secret Service had to buy lift tickets and rent skis and boots.”

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DHS also shopped at outdoor equipment store REI.

“Pictures posted on Instagram show Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner – both senior advisers to the president — along with Eric and Lara Trump atop Aspen Mountain,” CBS News explained. “Eric Trump and his wife also brought along their two dogs.”

As winter is coming, it is important to note this wasn’t the only ski trip by Ivanka and Jared during President Trump’s short time in office.

“When Ivanka Trump and Kushner took their family to a ski resort in Whistler, Canada during Passover in April, U.S. Secret Service went, too, and the cost of their portion of the trip was over $65,000,” CBS News noted.

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Tom Price resigned as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday after chartering private jets. Three other Trump cabinet secretaries — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt — have also been caught up in the private jet scandal.

“I have a great cabinet,” President Trump claimed Friday. “We’ve saving tremendous amounts of money no matter where we go.”

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

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Trump says illegally profiting from the G-7 Summit was him ‘doing something very good for our country’

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President Donald Trump attacked his perceived political opponents on Saturday even as he attempted to defend his decision to host the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

Ethics officials have said Trump's decision to choose Doral is a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

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