Media claims of Trump travel expense exceeding Obama appear to be exaggerated
Trump traveled half as much in his first four months as did ObamaObama's first order of business after taking office was to take his new staff on Air Force One to St. Louis for pizza. There is no indication that Trump has done anything that wasteful, yet the media has been filled with stories suggesting his travel expenses were more than those of previous presidents including Obama.
President Trump’s sojourns since January have been mostly to places where he feels comfortable: Eastern states that voted for him and properties that bear his name. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, not unexpectedly, racked up thousands more miles than Trump. But President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton logged many more thousands of miles over the same time period.