Patrons Of Trump’s Properties Admit They Are Helping Him Profit To Pay Back For His Presidency, Which Is Illegal
A new investigative report revealed on Saturday that Donald Trump is, in fact, profiting from the presidency. According to an extensive examination by the New York Times, business leaders, politicians, and lobbyists among others have been looking at ways to give back to the president for the way he’s been running the country.
According to the Times, several patrons admitted that they have been spending money at Trump’s properties to give back to the president.
According to the report, Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has done a brisk business with lobbyists and other Beltway insiders to the point that there is a monthly happy hour called Trump First Tuesdays, “which draws dozens of lobbyists, business executives and political operatives.”
While few admit that it is direct payback to the president — which would be illegal — others are more open about their motivations.
Sharon Bolan Yerby, an evangelical minister from Dallas who dined at the hotel last fall before heading over to the White House for a “faith briefing,” admitted that she was supporting Trump by staying at one of his properties.
“President Trump has really been on the side of the evangelicals and we want to do everything we can to make him successful,” she told the Times. “And if that means having dinner or staying in his hotel, we are going to do so.”
The Times reports, “Since Mr. Trump became president, there have been thousands of visits to his properties, not only by Mr. Trump himself, but by foreign leaders, lobbyists, Republican candidates, members of Congress, cabinet members and others with ties to the president. At least 90 members of Congress, 250 Trump administration officials and more than 110 foreign officials have been spotted at Trump properties since 2017, according to social media posts and counts by various watchdog groups.”
According to a California Republican running for a House seat in 2020, he not only stayed at the Trump D.C. hotel, but also a Trump property in Las Vegas during a visit.
“When you have an event there or do something there, it signifies that you are supporting the president, and supporting what he is doing,” Omar Navarro admitted. “It sends a clear message.”
“Mr. Trump, they said, spends more time talking about his properties in private than he does in public, and even as president, remains intimately involved with club minutiae, like knowing all the names on his Mar-a-Lago membership roll,” the Times reports. “Anthony Scaramucci, for example, the former White House communications director who lasted 11 days in the job, said that ‘no one pressured’ him to stay for as much as $700 a night at the Trump hotel in Washington, where he lived during part of his short tenure.”
The fact that Trump continues to profit from the presidency and nothing is being done about it is an insult to our democracy. Trump must be stopped.