But since Trump has taken office, his Cabinet and high-ranking officials have been running wild with personal use of government resources, starting with their penchant for jetting around on private planes.
Although Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos both reluctantly paid for their flights out of their own enormous fortunes, other members of Trump’s Cabinet have been all too happy to stick taxpayers with the bill.
So far, the amount of money Trump administration officials have spent on private jets — that we know of — works out to $1,070,594.19.
HHS/Tom Price: $1,000,000
EPA/Scott Pruit: $58,219.19
DOI/Ryan Zinke: $12,375
There are 23 Cabinet positions.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) September 29, 2017