Donald Trump is a known grifter. There are thousands of lawsuits against him from contractors and employees he’s stiffed, and he shows no signs of remorse for absolutely anything. Ever. So it comes as no surprise that it has been revealed that the current president of the United States ripped off taxpayers for nearly one million dollars.
The Washington Post reported:
“The U.S. government has paid at least $970,000 to President Trump’s company since Trump took office — including payments for more than 1,600 nightly room rentals at Trump’s hotels and clubs, according to federal records obtained by The Washington Post.”
Not only that, but since March alone, Trump has raked in nearly $400,000. That means as Americans are suffering and jobless during the COVID-19 crisis, the president, their leader, is taking their money for his own benefit.
The report continues:
The payments create an unprecedented business relationship between the president’s private company and his government — which began in the first month of Trump’s presidency, and continued into this year, records show.
The Post did the math, and that number is very close to the amount of money it would take to live at one of Trump’s luxury resorts for four years, “including 950 nights at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and 530 nights at the president’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.”
The paper continues:
The Post has attempted to compile its own accounting, using hundreds of pages of federal spending documents obtained from public-records requests. In recent weeks, The Post added new data on spending by the Defense and State departments, and newly released data on spending by the Secret Service in 2019 and 2020.
The data is still incomplete. But it makes clear that Trump has received an unprecedented amount of payments from his own government.