The Trump children are scheduled to head to Aspen for rest and recreation. This comes after the U.S. Secret Service racked up a huge bill to rent ski equipment and clothing in the area.
According to information from the Federal Procurement Data System, the Secret Service issued a purchase order for Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club, Inc. (AVSC) on March 10. The contract was worth $12, 208.25, calling for the “lease or rental of equipment – clothing, individual equipment and insignia.”
President Trump’s children are scheduled to arrive in Aspen over the weekend. According to a report from The Daily Mail, the party would include six adults as well as eight children. In addition, as much as 100 Secret Service agents are expected to join the First Family.
In preparation for the Trump family’s arrival, Secret Service agents had reportedly spoken with local authorities. According to reports, Aspen Police has been told that they would not be providing assistance during the trip.
Ski club denies having a contract with Secret Service.
Meanwhile, Aspen Times reports that the ski club in the contract has made it clear that it does not have an arrangement with the Secret Service. “I see all the checks that come through here and I certainly didn’t see one from the Secret Service. For me, this is entirely out of the blue,” AVSC executive director Mark Godomsky explained.
At the same time, Secret Service spokesman Joseph Casey denied any knowledge of a contract. One Aspen law enforcement source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the rental may be for Secret Service agents tasked to protect the Trump family while skiing.
Secret Service and State Department racking up serious bills for Trump family business trips too.
NBC News reports that this is not the first time the Secret Service picked up a sizable tab for the Trump family. The Secret Service and State Department spent $53,155.25 when Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump made a business trip to Vancouver in February. Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump’s business trip to Dubai in February costs $16,738.36. At the same time, Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost them $97,830.