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In any of the examples you cite, was the presidents private business benefitting from these expenditures?
Not only is Trump doing this far more often than any president ever has (probably more than most combined), but some of that money is going into his pocket.
Very similar questions.I'm not old enough to remember a lot of these. Did the government have to give money to businesses owned by those former presidents in order to have the necessary space for the support staff and protection detail?
I'd suggest starting with the Warm Springs, GA, accommodations made for FDR. Don't assume anything and draw your own conclusions.
Then, look up the security detail for Eleanor Roosevelt, who outlived her husband by two decades and long outlived any personal threat to herself.
There was a book and a movie written about it.
There are plenty of other examples of the taxpayer dime being used to make accommodations and install security measures for personal retreat residences for presidents and first ladies, but FDR's case is both intriguing and interesting. He's a president everybody should get to know.