The New York Times and ABC News reported Monday night that Donald Trump’s inaugural committee lavished money on makeup, room service and more.
Below are the seven most ridiculous expenditures.
1. $2.7 million for Sinatra and showgirls
ABC News reported that the committee wrote a $2.7 million paycheck to a company that did a Broadway-style rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” — complete with ” Las Vegas show girls flown in by Trump pal Steve Wynn for a private event.”
2. Over $130,000 for custom seat cushions.
The ABC report on the inaugural committee also noted that the panel paid out $130,000 for custom seat cushions at two gala dinners for Trump.
3. $10,000 on makeup — for servers
Both the Times and ABC noted that the committee paid $10,000 for makeup for aides. The Times reported that the makeup bill was for 20 servers, and ABC added that they were servers at a formal dinner.
4. $1.5 million to Trump’s DC hotel
ABC reported that the committee spent $1.5 million at the Trump International Hotel in DC — a site that’s regularly reported-on and investigated.
5. $130,000 for Tiffany salad bowls
A source confirmed to ABC that a $130,000 check cut to Tiffany & Company was for salad bowls to inaugural guests.
6. $2.7 million to Brad Parscale, Trump’s now-campaign manager
ABC reported that the inaugural committee shelled out $2.7 million to a company owned by Brad Parscale — who has since become the Trump 2020 campaign manager — for digital operations.
7. $450,000 for cybersecurity
The digital operations payment was separate from a $450,000 total paid to Fortalice Solutions LLC, a company specializing in “cyber protection,” ABC noted.