President Trump is doing more with less.

Leading by example, President Trump’s leaner White House payroll has already saved taxpayers nearly $20 million.

Projected four-year savings could easily top $22 million.

In 2017, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com forecasted a $22 million four-year savings.

READ: Trump’s Leaner White House 2019 Payroll Already Saved Taxpayers $20 Million.

The payroll discounts come from Trump’s refusal to take a salary, as well as big reductions in other areas including the absence of czars, expensive “fellows,” and spending on First Lady of The United States (FLOTUS) staff.

Here are some key findings:

  • There are 36 fewer employees on the White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies. (In 2011, Obama had 454 employees for $37.1 million – adjusted for inflation, the payroll cost $42.2 million.)
  • $2.9 million in annual payroll savings compared to the Obama 2015 payroll, inflation adjusted. In 2019, the Trump payroll amounts to $41.3 million for 418 employees. In 2015, the Obama payroll amounted to $44.2 million for 476 employees, adjusted for inflation.
  • Twelve staffers are dedicated to the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama paid her 24 staffers $1.6 million collectively.
Less than two and a half hours after the White House payroll was released yesterday, our auditors had posted the payroll online, prepared our findings, and published the results at Forbes!

For the Good of America,

Matthew Tyrmand
Deputy Director at Large

Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski)
CEO & Founder, OpenTheBooks.com

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD (ret.)
Honorary Chairman

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