Room rentals, resort fees and furniture removal: How Trump's company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000 - 2020-08-27

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F43.png Room rentals, resort fees and furniture removal: How Trump's company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000 August 27, 2020, David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post

For Trump's club, it appeared, saying no to the Secret Service had made it a better customer. The agency was paying for rooms on nights when Trump wasn't even visiting — to be ready just in case Trump decided to go, one former Trump administration official said.

Trump has now visited his own properties 270 times as president, according to a Washington Post tally — with another visit planned for Thursday, when he is scheduled to meet GOP donors at his Washington hotel.

Through these trips, Trump has brought the Trump Organization a stream of private revenue from federal agencies and GOP campaign groups. Federal spending records show that taxpayers have paid Trump's businesses more than $900,000 since he took office. At least $570,000 came as a result of the president's travel, according to a Post analysis.

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