FIVE STAR SCAM: Trump Hotels Pocket More Donor Cash, FEC Filings Reveal
The 2016 presidential race has proven to be a cash cow for Donald Trump, who has found a way to turn his campaign into a business provider for his hotels.
According to new Federal Election Commission filings late Thursday, Trump’s new hotel in Washington received $13,432, while his hotels in New York City and Las Vegas were paid $18,014 and $79,044, respectively.
The FEC filings cover the first 19 days of October and do not specify precisely what services were provided, reported The Huffington Post.
The payments for the New York hotel were described as “lodging.” The Las Vegas payment made on Oct. 17, was described as “lodging.”
The Trump’s campaign further paid $8,544 to his golf resort in Potomac Falls, Virginia, and $6,040 to his son Eric Trump’s winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Post.
As HuffPost reports: “These payments were on top of his monthly rental payments of $9,000 to the Trump Plaza and $169,758 to Trump Tower. The Trump Tower rent jumped fivefold in July over what it had been for most of the campaign.
That rent increase coincided with the signing of a joint fundraising deal with the Republican National Committee that started sending Trump tens of millions of dollars in donors’ money for the first time.”
Well, Donald Trump may not be winning the presidential race, but according to this findings, he’s cashing in “big league.”
H/T: The Huffington Post.