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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton on the USS Gerald R. Ford with President Trump (Photo credit Steve Mnuchin / Twitter)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has flown on military aircraft seven times since March. These taxpayer funded flights cost more than $800,000. One round trip flight to New York to meet with President Trump at Trump Tower cost more than $15,000.

Treasury secretaries generally take commercial flights because of the exorbitant cost of using military planes. Mr. Mnuchin’s June flight to Miami for a meeting with the Mexican finance minister cost $43,725.50. The approved flight prompted a note to Mr. Mnuchin’s assistant from the Treasury Department’s travel office. They cited a round-trip commercial flight would cost just $688.

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