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Trump Disclosure Report Reveals He Made $40 Million From His DC Hotel In 2017

Artist Robin Bell projected messages of protest onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. in May 2017.

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Trump Disclosure Report Reveals He Made $40 Million From His DC Hotel In 2017




President Trump revealed on his 2017 financial disclosure form that he earned $40.4 million in profit from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., USA Today reports.

The hotel, which is frequently used by Republicans, lobbyists, and foreign governments, netted Trump $19.6 million from January 2016 to mid-April 2017, according to a previous financial report.

The Trump International Hotel is located less than a mile from the White House and opened in October 2016.

According to an analysis by USA Today, more than $350,000 in campaign funds contributed to the hotel’s revenue, 60 percent coming from events hosted by the Republican National Committee.




Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and other Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit against the president last June, arguing that Trump had violated the emoluments cause in the Constitution which bars a sitting president from accepting gifts or payment from foreign governments without congressional approval.

Past patrons of the hotel include lobbyists or government officials from Malaysia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, according to USA Today. The government of the Philippines is set to hold its Independence Day celebration at the hotel on June 12. The event comes as Trump’s administration is considering a new trade deal with the country.



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