Walter Shaub is the former government ethics chief. As we speak he has been poring over Trump’s released financial forms. He tweeted out this just a little after 1 PM PST.
Between January 1, 2016 and June 14, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump received no royalties at all for photos of her. Between June 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017, she received between $100,001—$1,000,000. ????
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 16, 2018
That’s quite a range. This may be due to the fact that every time something related to Trump’s “finances” is released, everybody has to go through the super insane maze of dubious accounting practices Trump employs. It also goes to the evidence that no matter who you are, if you are involved with Donald Trump in any capacity, you are cashing in your chips and trying to maintain whatever you think your brand should be to persevere through your time with the Donald.