The Republican National Committee’s latest payment of $122,000 for an event last month at Trump International Hotel in Washington is just the beginning of the cash that has been funneled straight into Trump-owned businesses by the GOP this year. The Washington Post writes:
At least 25 congressional campaigns, state parties and the Republican Governors Association have together spent more than $473,000 at Trump hotels or golf resorts this year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance filings. Trump’s companies collected an additional $793,000 from the RNC and the president’s campaign committee, some of which included payments for rent and legal consulting.
The nearly $1.3 million spent by Republican political committees at Trump entities in 2017 has helped boost his company at a time when business is falling off at some core properties. Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., lost at least 10 of the 16 galas or dinner events it had been scheduled to host next winter in the wake of Trump’s controversial response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
Great. So Republican coffers are propping up Trump’s Florida resort even as the free market sends a message that his handling of the Charlottesville violence was repulsive. However, one property that isn’t suffering any blowback is Trump’s D.C. hotel, where Republican hoo-has go to curry favor with Trump.
Trump International, whose room rates appear to be the most expensive in the city, generated nearly $2 million in profit in its first four months, as The Washington Post previously reported.
In late June, an estimated 300 Trump supporters attended a $35,000-a-person RNC fundraiser at the ornate hotel, raising a reported $10 million for the party and Trump’s reelection committee. […]
One of the biggest spenders has been Trump’s reelection committee, which has shelled out nearly $15,000 for lodging there, filings show.
But of course—all that money Trump supporters have given to re-elect this bozo is going straight back into his pocket. #MAGA
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