Michelle Obama’s one-night stay in Chinese hotel costs US taxpayers $220,000

American taxpayers forked out almost a quarter of a million dollars for Michelle Obama’s one-night stay in a luxury hotel during her recent trip to China.

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According to State Department documents publicized by the Weekly Standard, the first lady’s trip to Chengdu to wrap up her trip in southwestern China meant taking numerous rooms in the hotel for security and advance workers besides Obama herself, her two daughters, her mother and their entourage.

All told, the one night stay took 900 room nights, according to the Weekly Standard “ranging from 21 rooms beginning on Mar13 for the advance team to a peak of 144 rooms when the first lady herself was at the hotel.”

The cost was about $222, 000.

Think about that: $222,000 for Michelle Obama to spend one night in a city in China bonding with the mother and two daughters she lives with the rest of the year at taxpayer expense in Washington, D.C.

During the trip itself, the big stir was about a hotel stay in Beijing that was costing taxpayers $8,000 a night – and embarrassing the United States with the hired help to boot! A quarter-million-buck price tag makes that look like a bargain.

And the libs didn’t like Mitt Romney’s car elevator?

At least it was his.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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