Obama family vacation likely to cost taxpayers thousands

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If President Barack Obama does not make it to Oahu for the holidays, the trip will still likely cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Last year, flying out First Lady Michelle Obama cost $63,000.

In addition, there is a cost for housing the security detail.

The conservative news organization, Newsmax, estimates the taxpayer cost at more than $1 million total.

However, the Obama family does pay for the own rental house in Kailua.

The First Lady and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived in Hawaii on Saturday.

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