According to the latest federal financial filings Republicans have spent at least $4.7 million dollars on Trump’s properties, including Trump International Hotel in Washington and other hotels, golf resorts, and restaurants. Normally, moving into the White House, presidents divest from their businesses or set up blind trusts for their assets.
However, president Trump has done neither. In his interview with Fortune magazine in 2000 Trump said “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”
Public Citizen, non-profit organization created by left-wing activist and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader, in its report “The Art of the (Self) Deal: Political and Taxpayer Spending at Trump’s Properties” concludes that from 2015 to April 2018 $15 million was spent on Trump properties by his campaign, including money spent on Trump’s planes and Trump-branded bottled water.
The General Accounting Office calculated in a report that four trips to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s golf resort in West Palm Beach, over a month in 2017 cost taxpayers $13.6 million. A visit to one of his gold resorts in Scotland after a meeting with Theresa May, British Prime Minister, allegedly cost British $6.6 million.
Trump keeps using such opportunities to tout his businesses and make more money.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website