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Report: Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago have run up a $7.7 million federal tab. So far.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were paid $3.3 million in overtime for helping protect Trump during his visits from November to February.
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to meet with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital. Trump heads to the medical facility in the Maryland suburbs of Washington on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, for his first medical check-up as president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to meet with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital. Trump heads to the medical facility in the Maryland suburbs of Washington on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, for his first medical check-up as president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Published Apr. 26, 2018
Updated Apr. 28, 2018

Protecting the commander in chief isn't cheap.

The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump's visits to the Winter White House in Palm Beach have run up a $7.7 million security tab since the 2016 election. And that's just through February 2018.

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies were reimbursed by federal taxpayers for overtime work protecting President Trump to the tune of $3.26 million for the five visits Trump made to Mar-a-Lago, his private golf club, between November 2017 and Feb. 4, 2018. Trump has made five additional visits since then, but payroll numbers are not yet available for those trips, the Post reported.

Palm Beach County got $3.4 million for Trump's first seven Florida visits as president in 2017, and an additional $1 million for visits Trump made as president-elect in late 2016, the Post previously reported.

Add those three figures up, and you get a grand total of $7.7 million.

That number may seem high. But protecting the president anywhere is expensive. As the Post pointed out in a previous story, Mar-a-Lago security is a bargain compared to security expenses at Trump's other home: New York City.

Read the Wednesday  Palm Beach Post story in its entirety here.

This story has been updated to clarify Trump's relationship with Mar-a-Lago. It is his private golf club. 

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