US President Donald Trump meets with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Aleksey Nikolskyi
US President Donald Trump meets with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Aleksey Nikolskyi

Washington DC: US President Donald Trump’s recently-concluded summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Finland was a costly affair. The US State Department made a lot of new purchase orders specifically for the summit.

According to federal documents, the hotel bill was a staggering $128,681.39 (Around Rs 88.12 lakh) and tech support was $100,972.50 (Around Rs 69.15 lakh), which also included an additional $12,000 (Rs 8.21 lakh) alone for laptop/printer rentals, reported TMZ.

Interestingly, Trump, who is well-known for criticising media time and again, spent a hefty amount of $52,703.38 (Around Rs 36.23 lakh) on feeding them.

The US government spent $15,913.35 (Around Rs 10.94 lakh) on Secret Service’s ballistic glass installation and removal. Also, a $56,000 (Around Rs 38. 50 lakh) was shelled by the government for paying the airport hangar rental fee. The US government in total spent a whopping $302,124.62 (Around Rs 2.07 crore) for a one-day summit.

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