Gotta make sure there are no questions about influence peddling, you see:
“From time to time, White House guests are asked to reimburse for their meals, the reasons include ensuring there is no conflict or appearance of a conflict,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. “That is consistent with our tough ethics rules and we will continue the practice when appropriate.”
Hey, just to warn you folks, but the next time you come to visit, I’ll need your card numbers. This is only because I have tough ethics rules and not really because I think you should pay for everything, including a little vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. What I really meant is that we all need to sacrifice here.