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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:17 AM

Political spending at Trump properties has dramatically increased since his presidential run

A new report finds the properties have received at least $15.1 million since 2015.

REBEKAH ENTRALGO APR 16, 2018, 11:08 AM

Political spending at President Donald Trumpís U.S. businesses has dramatically increased since he announced his run for office in 2015, according to a new report by government watchdog group Public Citizen first obtained by McClatchy.

During Trumpís presidential campaign and the first 15 months of his presidency, according to the report, political groups and federal agencies have spent at least $15.1 million at Trump properties. The Trump campaign itself spent the biggest amount ó nearly 90 percent, or roughly $13.4 million.

The $15.1 million figure includes more than $717,000 from the Republican National Committee; $595,000 from the RNC and Trump campaignís joint fundraising committee; and $9,000 from the National Republican Senate Committee.

Two powerful political action committees ó American First Action, a PAC dedicated to electing federal candidates who support Trumpís agenda, and Great America Committee, Vice President Mike Penceís group ó spent $33,000 and $24,000 at Trump properties, respectively.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-properties-profit-from-political-groups-federal-agencies-14616126eb04/


This is why we need to take back the courts and end this Citizens United bull shit................now

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:24 AM

1. Besides repealing or taking down 'Citizens United' ...

Take advantage of it too. Why not? If I recall, during the last election cycle, I think Bernie S. took advantage of it too. Works both ways.

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