Reporter’s Notebook: Alex Pappas on the $1.4 billion Obama family budget

Sarah Hofmann | Contributor

The Daily Caller’s report about taxpayers spending $1.4 billion on the Obama family last year has been burning up the Internet, and reporter Alex Pappas talked on Thursday about how the piece came about.

“It’s kind of a big number and that’s what interesting about it,” said Pappas. The complete tally came from “Presidential Perks Gone Royal,” by Robert Keith Gray.

“We get hundreds of these sorts of books sent to us, all the time,” Pappas explained. (RELATED: Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book)

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