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Trump rakes in nearly $1 million from taxpayers for hotel rentals


This news story was published on May 15, 2020.
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President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Post reports today that taxpayers are shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for hotel stays at President Donald Trump’s hotels.

David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post reported this morning that the U.S. government has paid at least $970,000 to President Donald Trump’s businesses since Trump took office.

“That includes at least **1,600** nightly room rentals at Trump properties,” Fahrenthold said.

“Here’s the biggest bill we’ve found so far from Mar-a-Lago to taxpayers: $32,484.30 after Trump’s Xmas vacation this past winter.  That’s 82 room-nights for the Secret Service, at $396.15 each.”

As part of an examination of Trump’s dealing with taxpayers and his own hotels, Fahrenthold reported that “Trump Org has claimed it charges taxpayers ‘like 50 bucks’ for these rooms. We looked at 1,600 room rentals at Trump’s properties. Not one of them fit that description.”

Since Inauguration Day, the Post reports, “Trump’s business has charged taxpayers for: –950 room rentals at Trump Bedminster (at $142/night) –530 rentals at Mar-a-Lago (at $396 to $650/night).”

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38 Responses to Trump rakes in nearly $1 million from taxpayers for hotel rentals

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    MAGA you clowns get with the program stop being commies!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Perhaps the readers should be reminded that the White House travel office books all those rooms.

    That office works at the behest of the President. It is constitutionally mandated, that the President not profit from any government activities while he is in office. That means he may not steer contracts or anything else to his businesses, which is in the end, personal gain.

    I can cite hundreds of examples about corruption even as close as Chicago in the last 50 years, where officials have steered businesses for personal gain.

    As this article repots, there is an appearance of impropriety and thus the President should distance himself from any of these activities.

    However, a person that lacks decorum and common civilities will put himself above proper conduct. A person who cannot lead by example, and govern for the Common Good.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    F U TRUMP And anyone that supports that POS!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 2:13 am

    all the presidents are that way. I had to pleasure to have a long talk with a SS agent. He told me that when Regan went to his California ranch for 2 weeks it cost Millions., every hotel/motel in 50 mile radius the government rented. Just like when Bush senior stayed here at the Sheriton, only 6 rooms were rented to the public, the rest by the government

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2020 at 4:15 am

      But in the cases that you mentioned, neither Reagan nor Bush owned the businesses that profited from that.
      The case here is that Trump IS profiting greatly from this.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2020 at 10:51 am

        where do you suggest they stay then

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2020 at 11:47 am

          If they are going to stay in Trump owned property, then perhaps he should give them a reasonable rate rather than charge full price or more.

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            Anonymous

            May 16, 2020 at 6:53 pm

            Try that the next time you want a room. it is called the going rate

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            Anonymous

            May 16, 2020 at 7:31 pm

            He shouldn’t be making money from properties he owns. He could stay somewhere else? Motel 6 maybe. Or the county jail. That will give him a little real time experience before he spends the rest of his life there.

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            Warren Buffet

            May 17, 2020 at 8:21 am

            he should not be making money from property he owns?
            Why would you own/invest in anything to go broke or just give it away?

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            Anonymous

            May 17, 2020 at 8:26 am

            Warren, you know as well as I do that he shouldn’t use the US taxpayers to enrich himself. It is our tax money that pays those bills and he is using his hotels all over the world to ‘house’ soldiers, diplomats and family when they are overseas.

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            Anonymous

            May 18, 2020 at 4:49 am

            Oh, grow up. How does business work in your fantasy world?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 2:09 am

    even after this and many more illeagals there are still a bunch of friggin idiots out there that will vote for him. its time for the country to turn around and vote for the person, not the party. How do you tell when he is lying?? his mouth is moving

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Obama charges half a million dollars to speak at public schools, where’s the outrage there? Hypocrites

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      Are you really as stupid as you appear to be or do you just like to stir the pot?

      Never mind, the results are in and yes, you really are that stupid.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2020 at 7:19 pm

        One that likes stirring the pot is, The Washington Post, and there are many others. Way too many cooks, cooking up mostly BS.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2020 at 10:27 pm

        If the false news media didn’t start the bull shit soup, there wouldn’t be anything in the pot to stir.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2020 at 4:22 am

          You truly are a prime example of Terminal Stupidity.

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            Anonymous

            May 18, 2020 at 4:52 am

            So…you have nothing except name-calling?

            Have you ever actually changed anyone’s mind with that?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2020 at 10:15 am

      Even assuming that’s true (and it isn’t), schools do not pay speakers directly. Donors do, specifically. If you’d ever been to a school you might know that.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

        I agree and I don’t know any public school that could afford to pay anyone 1/2 million or even a couple thousand.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

          But..their are dumb donors that would/do

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            Anonymous

            May 16, 2020 at 7:32 pm

            Not as dumb as you.

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            Anonymous

            May 17, 2020 at 8:17 am

            Not as dumb as you? He would be sitting at home then

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Trump doesn’t cheat taxpayers. That is just a liberal talking point. Where else could secret service people stay at such a nice resort for so low a price? I bet he only charges them $15 for a hamburger too.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      At Camp David, where they’re supposed to go for such things. It’s what it was created for. Trump cheats taxpayers so much and so often it’s hard to keep track.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

        Fairy Barry’s net worth multiplied over 30 times since he was elected. STFU

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm

          President and First Lady Obama’s book sales account for much of their income since 2016. President Obama’s first book, The Audacity of Hope. The book advance from the publisher totaled $1.9 million contracted for three books. Obama announced his presidential campaign on February 10, 2007, a little more than three months after the book’s release. Michelle’s book, Becoming, was also a best seller. One million copies were donated to First Book, an American nonprofit organization that provides books to children. Becoming sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018, breaking the record in just 15 days. Penguin Random House reportedly paid Barack and Michelle Obama a joint advance of $65 million for their memoirs of which Becoming was the first one.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        Like Obama? Oh yeah, he usually went to Hawaii or Martha’s vineyard. Chicago, and New York were very popular with him also.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 15, 2020 at 6:03 pm

          The Secret Service didn’t stay at his hotels and probably weren’t charged $400 a night for a room.

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            Anonymous

            May 15, 2020 at 7:22 pm

            so where did he stay, and how much did the tax payers shell out for him???

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            Anonymous

            May 15, 2020 at 7:24 pm

            they paid somebody l bet

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    Me n my ar-15 Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2020 at 11:34 am

    orange man no grift.
    snowflakes bad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I’m sure that the Trumpards will have no problem with this as they like taking it in the the ass from the cowardly orange liar.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      less than the fleecing of the Clinton Foundation

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2020 at 4:20 am

        But, but, but Obama….
        But, but, but Clinton…
        Is that that all that you Trumptards can say?
        Oh, wait, there is always your go to, “Fake News”.

        Get your head out of Trump’s ass.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm

          maybe get yours out of Nancy’s or Joes or Schiff ……

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 18, 2020 at 4:56 am

          The fingers of guilt are starting to point back at Obama, and he is starting to squirm. This is going to get good.