Obama's Trip to Africa Packs Hefty Price Tag

Taxpayer costs for security measures include agents, support vehicles and a medical center.
1:04 | 06/14/13

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President Obama's eight day trip to Africa this month is expected to cost up to 100 million dollars according to planning documents obtained by the Washington Post the entire first family is accompanying the president along with hundreds of agents including fourteen limousines. 56 support vehicles and there are three trucks packed with bulletproof glass to protect them. There's also an aircraft carrier with a fully staffed emergency medical center that will be on stand by off the coast with fighter jets ready for protection. Critics though say this three country trip to South Africa Senegal and Tanzania. Is far too expensive especially during -- sequester with many agencies making across the board spending cuts. Well the White House has a confirmed a dollar figure for this -- it says the cost will be in line with other presidential visits overseas with security. Just like president Clinton's visit fifteen years ago that cost more than 42 million dollars. President Obama and the first and we are scheduled to arrive on the continent on June 26 and -- through July 3. Brady -- ABC news -- South Africa.

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