June 22, 2019

Trump DC hotel scam to make him big bucks over July 4th celebration

Huffington Post -  President Donald Trump’s Trump International Hotel on federal property in downtown Washington will make a mint for him as guests enjoy a July 4th extravaganza paid for by taxpayers — and featuring the president.

Rooms were sold out for July 3 and July 4 by mid-June, according to the Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, an advocacy group that targets government corruption. Rooms for July 5 were still available Thursday from $964 a night to $4,200 a night for a “premier one-bedroom suite.”            

The hotel, located in the U.S.-owned Old Post Office building, is at the heart of two major lawsuits claiming it serves as a funnel for money to the Trump family from foreign countries seeking White House favors. Trump earned nearly $41 million from the hotel last year after reneging on a campaign promise to divest from his businesses, according to financial disclosure statements. Ivanka Trump pulled in $4 million from her share in the hotel last year as she worked as a White House adviser.

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