Good business sense in our country consists of being born into wealth, and then placing your capital into investments that are rigged by the system to create more wealth for you. Bloomberg reports that, according to White House financial disclosures, Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, made $4 million dollars last year from investments in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. She and her husband Jared Kushner “earned between $28.8 million and $135.1 million.” According to Bloomberg, Kushner also reported a similar debt total to last year’s, between $27 million and $135 million. What a coincidence.
This is the hotel where fossil fuel executives, sheikhs, and other powerful interests have spent their money in a transparent pay-to-play scheme built into the Trump administration. The Department of Justice announced in April that Trump hotels would be exempt from the foreign emoluments clause banning government officials, including the president, from receiving gifts and financial gain from foreign powers. This is good news for Donald and Ivanka and Jared, as their entire business model is dependent on absolute corruption and moral bankruptcy.