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Military Has Spent $200k at Trump’s Troubled Scottish Resort

$200,000

“Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the president’s luxury Scotland resort, according to figures and documents the Pentagon provided to the House Oversight Committee,” Politico reports. “The spending, which has all occurred since August 2017, paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms at the Turnberry resort over approximately three dozen separate stays.”

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Pelosi Accuses Pence of ‘Lining Trump’s Pockets’

“Vice President Pence promised that their Administration would defend the Constitution and stand by a ‘strict constructionist’ interpretation of the Constitution. Instead the Trump-Pence Administration is ignoring the text itself and selling out the Constitution to line Trump’s pockets.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), accusing Vice President Pence of “selling out the Constitution” to financially benefit President Trump following the vice president’s stay at one of Trump’s properties in Ireland, The Hill reports.

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Barr Planing Holiday Party at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

$30,000

Attorney General William Barr booked President Trump’s D.C. hotel for a 200-person holiday party in December that is likely to deliver Trump’s business more than $30,000 in revenue, the Washington Post reports.

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Trump Is a Talking Ad for His Properties

70

Washington Post: “As president, Trump has averaged two weekly visits to Trump Organization properties and has mentioned the names of four of those properties — Bedminster, Mar-a-Lago, Turnberry and Doral — at least 70 total times in White House speeches, interviews and tweets.”

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Ivanka Trump Made $4 Million from D.C. Hotel Last Year

$4 million

“Ivanka Trump made $4 million from her investment in her father’s Washington hotel last year,” Bloomberg reports. “She also made at least $1 million from her line of branded apparel, jewelry and other merchandise, down from at least $5 million in the previous year. Trump, 37, announced in July that she was closing her fashion businesses amid controversies over her role in the White House and after some big-name department stores dropped the brand.”

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22 Foreign Governments Have Paid Money to Trump

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“Representatives of at least 22 foreign governments appear to have spent money at Trump Organization properties, an NBC News review has found, hinting at a significant foreign cash flow to the American president that critics say violates the U.S. Constitution. … The extent and amount of foreign spending at Trump’s hotels, golf clubs and restaurants is not known, because the Trump Organization is a private company and declines to disclose that information.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Rises

$3 billion

“President Trump’s net worth rose to $3 billion, a 5% gain over the past year, thanks to a jump in the value of an office-building deal he once sued to prevent,” Bloomberg reports. “The increase in Trump’s wealth reverses two years of declines and brings his net worth back to 2016 levels.”

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Trump Spends Campaign Funds Where Else? Trump Tower

$37,500

HuffPost: “With commercial tenants fleeing his Trump Tower, President Donald Trump continues to spend $37,500 a month of campaign money for office space there — with some of that cash destined for his own wallet — even as thousands of square feet go unused at a newly opened office in northern Virginia. … No more than ‘four or five’ campaign staffers work at Trump’s Manhattan base, according to an informal adviser close to the White House, where the campaign rents a few thousand square feet as its ‘headquarters.’ The per-square-foot cost is likely at least triple what the [RNC] pays for the much larger space it shares with the campaign in Arlington, according to a HuffPost analysis.”

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GOP Has Spent More than $4 Million at Trump Properties

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The Hill: “Republican candidates and campaign committees have spent more than $4 million at hotel, golf and vineyard properties that bear President Trump’s name since he was inaugurated in 2017.”

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Trump Lost 4 Percent of Income Last Year

4%

“President Trump’s income from several of his most high-profile properties fell last year, including a nearly $2.5 million drop at his Florida resort Mar-Lago and a $1 million decline one of his Florida golf resorts, his new financial disclosure reveals,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “In total, the minimum value of Mr. Trump’s income fell 4% to $434.8 million in 2018, down from $452.5 million the previous year.”