Joe Biden’s spending blitz keeps setting records and he’s not even halfway through his presidency yet.
According to figures released by the Treasury Department just a few hours after his campaign’s fourth debate, his campaign and party committees have spent $8.35m this year.
It is almost £3m more than President Trump’s party committees and far more than his predecessor’s.
A little over 16 months into his presidency, President Trump’s 2016 spending tally of $8.64m was dwarfed by President Obama’s $15.5m election season spending, which came to just £3m.
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The president hosted the NRA annual meeting at the White House over the weekend with other world leaders.
The event was just the latest in a series of visits by world leaders to the White House in 2018, and this year saw the highest number of leaders who visited the White House since Donald Trump became president. The president’s party committees have also spent a significant amount of money on his visits which included $1.3m at Mar-a-Lago, $1m at Trump International Golf Course in West Palm and $1m at Bedminster, and $1.1m at the White House.
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Here’s a breakdown of the president’s spending with his top party committees over the course of his presidency.
President Trump’s visit to Mar-a-Lago with world leaders
First-quarter: Mr Trump’s first visit to Mar-a-Lago was a $5.3m party for world leaders on 20 April 2017. It was the only White House visit by a world leader that month. The administration reportedly spent around £2.5m on the party.
Second quarter: Mr Trump’s third visit to Mar-a-Lago, with world leaders, was on 21 June 2017. The event was a $3.1m event on the 10th anniversary of the club being built. This included a $