Trump's New Jersey golf club charged the Secret Service $10,199 in May, 6 months after he left office

Former President Donald Trump has charged the Secret Service $10,199.52 for rent at his New Jersey golf club in a single month of his post-presidency, The Washington Post reported.

A public records request by The Post found what Trump billed agents for their 18-night stay while protecting him at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, which works out at $566.64 a night.

In total, taxpayers have covered more than $50,000 in Secret Service rent to Trump since he stepped down, the Post reported.

It is the first time that figures have been released on such expenditure since January, according to outlet.

It continues a completely legal practice that has lasted since Trump was in office whereby he can bill the Secret Service for staying at his own properties.

Trump's charges to the government - for rent, services and even bottled water - amounted to at least $2.5 million during his presidency, according to The Post. Between January 2017 to April 2018, taxpayers paid $471,000 to Trump's properties.

Just before he left office in December, Trump's Florida residence Mar-a-Lago charged the Secret Service almost $16,000 while they protected the First Family over Christmas.

According to the Post, President Joe Biden does not undertake this practice - but did when he was vice president.

His cost to taxpayers for Secret Service use of a cottage he owns in Delaware between 2011 and 2017 came to $171,600, and is dwarfed by Trump's charges, the Post reported.

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