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Trump’s Visits To Florida Costing Sheriff $1.5 Million In OT Pay

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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — President Trump’s visits to his South Florida estate since the election have cost the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department $1.5 million in overtime costs.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is confident the money his department has spent while assisting the Secret Service will be reimbursed by the federal government.

The county’s administrator, Verdenia Baker, says she hopes he’s correct.

The Palm Beach Post reports the county has sent letters to federal officials seeking reimbursement for security costs during a five-day Trump visit to his south Florida estate called Mar-a-lago in November. The costs were originally estimated at $250,000, but Bradshaw says it will be closer to $300,000.

Bradshaw says the security costs are amounting to about $60,000 a day during Trump’s visits. Trump stayed at Mar-a-lago 16 days in December. He has returned for two weekends so far in February.

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