Not just inappropriate, a violation of the Hatch Act, if true.

Back when I was the Hatch Act lawyer in the White House (apparently they no longer employ one), this would mean campaign would have to pay appropriate costs for the trip. Reporters should ask if Trump Campaign will.

— Ian Bassin πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ (@ianbassin) December 27, 2018