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Rubio says Trump's frequent trips to his Florida 'Winter White House' are a 'burden' on local government

Florida's Palm Beach County is paying a price for President Trump's frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) isn't happy about it.

Trump's trip last weekend to his Palm Beach resort cost airports in the county nearly $250,000, including "$217,000 in lost revenue for one fixed base operator at Palm Beach International Airport and $30,000 in lost business at the nearby Lantana airport," Palm Beach Post reported Thursday. Security costs for Trump's most recent stint at Mar-a-Lago have yet to be totaled, but Palm Beach Post reported that when Trump — then president-elect — visited on Thanksgiving, overtime costs for sheriff's deputies totaled $248,000.

And Trump is heading back to Palm Beach again this week. The president is scheduled to fly back Friday for a weekend round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Rubio tweeted Thursday that while he's happy Trump has dubbed the Sunshine State home of the "Winter White House," the local government shouldn't be the one footing the bill. Becca Stanek