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Analysis Finds Big Spending at Trump's DC Hotel

Almost $56,000 in taxpayer money has been spent at the hotel five blocks from the White House

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    Analysis Finds Big Spending at Trump's DC Hotel
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    This July 14, 2017, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

    The Trump International Hotel is an ongoing legal headache for President Donald Trump but a welcoming place for members of his administration and their supporters, NBC News reported.

    Foreign governments, federal government agencies and Republican party organizations all spent significant sums at the hotel five blocks from the White House since Trump's inauguration, according to an analysis of public filings and social media. Trump himself took in over $40 million in revenue from the hotel last year, while Ivanka Trump took in nearly $4 million.

    Almost $56,000 in taxpayer money has been spent at the hotel as well, the analysis found.

    While the president faces lawsuits over whether his hotel is violating a part of the Constitution designed to prevent officials from profiting from their positions or being influenced by gifts from foreign governments, the hotel continues to serve as a clubhouse for his fans.

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    NBC released footage in its archives from 1992 of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein at a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The video shows them laughing and pointing as they appear to talk about women at the event, NBC News reported. Trump has said he knew Epstein, but “was not a fan” and they have not spoken in 15 years.

    (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)