Properties own by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, have received more than $1.2 million from political groups since Trump took over office last year. Trump properties have never exceeded $100,000 in a single year from political groups, but since taking over office that number has skyrocketed, according to a new study by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Trump’s campaigning efforts for 2020 have already started and his campaign has spent more than half a million dollars at Trump hotels and Mar-a-Lago, reported CREW, a nonprofit legal group
According to the report, the Republican Governors Association spent $408,588 on a “Corporate Policy Summit” at Trump National Doral in Miami, and the Republican National Committee spent around $170,000 at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
Trump has seen gains in income for his properties since becoming president. Some people have been worried that he is violating the law and it’s a conflict of interest for him to profit from his presidency.
Back in November, the National Republican Congressional Committee raffled off tickets for a weekend stay at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., but committee spokesman Matt Gorman told Newsweek the there was “no concern of conflict of interest.”