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President Trump’s North Korea Summit Cost $162k in Lodging & Carpet Costs

Posted June 12, 2018 under Politics


President Trump

Kim Jong-un Handshake

Happened on $12k Carpet

6/12/2018 9:53 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

President Trump and Kim Jong-un‘s handshake heard around the world also happened to take place on some pretty pricey rug — and it was all footed by the U.S. Government — TMZ has learned.  

According to federal docs — obtained by TMZ — that document lodging and other expenses for the trip … the American Embassy in Singapore is on the hook for about $162k. About $151k of that pertains to costs incurred at the Shangri-La Hotel, where the U.S. delegation, including the Prez, stayed leading up to the face-to-face.

An additional $12,000 was charged to cover the carpets used for Trump’s meeting with Kim at the Capella Hotel.

Unclear how much Trump himself was charged specifically to stay at the Shangri-La Hotel … he was only there for 2 days, after all. But, the receipts do show that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s team was singled out for a bit more than $8k of the grand total.

Diplomacy doesn’t come cheap.



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