The Two Million Dollar Man

President Obama on Africa trip, June 27, 2013 / Flickr

President Obama on Africa trip, June 27, 2013 / Flickr

President Barack Obama’s two day trip to South Africa in June cost taxpayers more than $2.2 million on hotel room and rental car costs alone, according to documents released by the State Department on Sunday.

All told, the trip cost as much as $100 million according to a pair of Republican House members.

The first family’s trip to sub-Saharan Africa was criticized by Reps. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and Steve Stockman (R., Texas) in June for its high price tag in the wake of budget cuts due to sequestration, though the visit went on as planned.

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