We all know that First Lady Michelle Obama is not classy and loves spending millions of taxpayer dollars on lavish vacations around the world. But even with knowing how arrogant she is, these new numbers are just staggering!
Michelle recently traveled to Cambodia to promote a girls education initiative. At the same time the First Lady, along with a variety of U.S. government officials, decided to stay at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. And it has a whopping price tag:
Hotel accommodations for First Lady Michelle Obama’s two-day trip to Cambodia required 85 rooms and cost taxpayers $242,500, according to a government contract released Friday.
Mrs. Obama traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 21 to promote a girls education initiative. A contract was awarded on March 3, citing the “unusual and compelling urgency” of the First Lady’s trip.
Mrs. Obama and a delegation of senior high-level U.S. government officials stayed at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, according to a justification and approval document for the visit.
The trip required 85 single rooms, five office suites, five sleeping suites, and one conference room for 14 nights. Mrs. Obama herself only stayed in Cambodia for two days, leaving on March 22.
via The Free Beacon
The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra is listed as a luxury five-star hotel, which “elegantly combines Khmer and French architectural design, features landscaped gardens, [five] restaurants and bars, meeting facilities, a luxury spa and the largest free form swimming pool in Cambodia,” according to Accor, the French hotel operator that manages the hotel.
Does Michelle really need to spend so much on a short trip to Cambodia? Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think.