Oct 23, 2017
During her tenure as First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was known for her extravagant spending of taxpayer money as was her husband, the spender in chief. Not only did they take expensive vacations like their yearly holiday trips to Hawaii, but Michelle maintained a personal staff of 16 people with a payroll of $1.24 million per year. This was during her husband’s first year in office, but shortly it was reported that she grew the staff to 24. On the other hand, Melania Trump has a personal staff of four people with combined salaries of $486,700.
In addition, President Trump has cut the White House staff by over 100 people resulting in saving taxpayers over $22 million. For some people this is a good example of draining the swamp.