Trump's visits to Florida costing sheriff $1.5 million in overtime

County wants federal government to reimburse costs

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Donald Trump's visits to his South Florida estate since he was elected president have cost the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department $1.5 million in overtime costs.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is confident the money his department has spent while assisting the Secret Service will be reimbursed by the federal government.

The county's administrator, Verdenia Baker, said she hopes he's correct.

The Palm Beach Post reported the county has sent letters to federal officials seeking reimbursement for security costs during a five-day Trump visit to his south Florida estate called Mar-a-lago in November. The costs were originally estimated at $250,000, but Bradshaw said it will be closer to $300,000.

Bradshaw said the security costs are amounting to about $60,000 a day during Trump's visits. Trump stayed at Mar-a-lago 16 days in December.  He has returned for two weekends so far in February.