>>>>The bulk of the trip—the hotel stay and all meals—were paid for by the Obamas and their close friends who joined them. “Any additional footprint,” says a White House aide, “including additional rooms needed for security support, <<<<
I notice "any additional footprint" Figures were left out, and if you think I am going to believe they were the same in France as in the us, you are sadly mistaken.
I also wonder how many of their "close friends" just happen to be lobbyist.
Anytime newsweek writes a story, I see more suspected whitewash than Tom Sawyer ever had to spread.