According to a report in The Washington Post, Eric Trump went to Uruguay in early January for a trip to promote the Trump Organization.
It ended up costing U.S. taxpayers nearly $100,000 in hotel rooms for Secret Service and embassy staff.
During the trip, Trump reportedly mingled with real estate brokers in the area and spoke to a number of people at a Trump Tower Punta del Este evening party.
The Trumps do not own the Punta del Este project, the Post noted, but license their name to developers there. The 26-story tower is scheduled for completion in late 2018.
The Trump Organization has been paid between $100,000 and $1 million for the Trump branding, according to the president’s financial disclosure filing in May.
Condos there run between $550,000 and $8 million, it added, and its advertisements list amenities including waterfall pools, a massage room and a private theater.
The bill for the hotel rooms for the Secret Service totaled $88,320, according to the report. The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, agreed to pay an additional $9,510 for its staff to stay in hotel rooms as well.