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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:16 AM

The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties is Trump

Source: bloomberg.com




February 13, 2018

President Donald J. Trump’s campaign continued to spend big at Trump hotels, restaurants and the iconic Trump Tower, more than any other political committee.

Republican groups spent a little over $1 million at Trump properties in 2017. Of that, almost 70 percent was from Trump’s own campaign and his joint fundraising committees.


Most of Trump’s spending was on rent for his campaign’s headquarters at Trump Tower in Manhattan—where rent doesn’t come cheap—and his mounting legal fees.

These totals don’t include other ways Trump’s properties rake in cash. The Trump International Hotel a few blocks from the White House has become a go-to spot for many Republicans to see and be seen, whether for happy-hour drinks or maybe a steak dinner. Those bills don't necessarily get charged to a campaign’s tab. And it’s a common destination for diplomats, foreign officials or executives to stay the night when they have business in Washington. ....................

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-trump-properties-campaign-spending/



Of course, none of the money comes from his own pocket.






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Reply The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties is Trump (Original post)
riversedge Feb 2018 OP
tanyev Feb 2018 #1
cmeneer Feb 2018 #2
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #3
Scarsdale Feb 2018 #4
pandr32 Feb 2018 #6
Saviolo Feb 2018 #5
Weed Man Feb 2018 #10
lanlady Feb 2018 #7
FSogol Feb 2018 #8
Weed Man Feb 2018 #9
mpcamb Feb 2018 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:23 AM

1. GOP: Emoluments clause? Never heard of it.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:27 AM

2. Emoluments?

Vocab not his strong suit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:29 AM

3. Cleanliness is next to Godliness

he just wants the money to be nice and clean so he launders it through his properties first instead of going straight into his pockets.


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:31 AM

4. Luckily

he has an (R) after his name, and orange skin!! Imagine a democratic president doing even half of the illegal things this orange turd gets away with? For starters, no democratic president would even THINK of scamming taxpayers like the scammer-in-chief does. I can hardly wait for him to be frog marched out of the WH, sentenced and put in prison where he has belonged for years and years.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:02 AM

6. Truth!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:37 AM

5. I hope the Trump name becomes SO toxic

I hope that his business drops down to next to nothing. I hope the only people who want to stay at his properties are the poor white racists who will never be able to afford it anyway, so they just stay home and his hotels and restaurants all fail and fall into obscurity. I hope that his bankers see his businesses failing and start calling in their debts all at once, so he has to declare bankruptcy for real, not as a leverage move for stiffing workers.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:55 PM

10. It is extremely toxic now.

 

Trump's name has now become mud. It is wisely suggested that Trump change his name back to his original: Drumpf. So we can keep calling him Dump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:26 PM

7. As I always thought

— the entire Trump enterprise is like Amway, only way more corrupt. A pyramid scheme led by the con artist of the century.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:41 PM

8. Grifters gotta grift

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:54 PM

9. Send a massive bill to Trump himself from the people of the United States of America

 

or we'll seize his properties and turn it into U.S. Treasury assets. The Old Post Office Building is government-owned, and GSA probably wants to boot Trump's sorry ass out of their accounts since he's been raiding it to make money for himself.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:03 PM

11. Gotta blow thru that money 'cause he said he'd give the rest to charity.

You all know how likely that is...

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