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Says chairman Obama used federal government funds to pay for his personal vacations because that the next twenty years and Trump sent out him a bill.


Did president Donald trump card send former President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama a bill to "repay the government" for vacations lock took the weren’t "official state business"? 

The account is simply as false now as that was when it an initial appeared in 2017.

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The bogus story freshly resurfaced in an Oct. 29 Facebook article that has actually been mutual over 21,000 times. A part of the lengthy post reads:

"... Trump card JUST ended OBAMA’S holidays SCAM! before Obama left office, that arranged with the State Department for a collection of ‘official visits’ come foreign nations spanning the following 20 years. Using discretionary accumulation from the Office the Presidential Visits and also Vacations, Obama was planning to weasel what would have been another $2.1 exchange rate in cost-free vacations because that him and also up to 24 members of his family members plus staff and even a dog sitter until the year 2036"

The short article continues, saying the Trump canceled the Obamas’ plans, recalled an enig Service agents and also sent the Obamas a $214 million bill for vacations lock took that weren’t "official state business." It cases the Obamas spent 692 days on vacation.

The write-up was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and also misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership through Facebook.)

No, president Obama didn’t take it $2.1 billion from the "Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations" — one office that does no exist — to salary for household vacations for the following 20 years, and also President trumped didn’t finish the "vacation scam" and bill the Obamas to repay a portion of the money.