Trump Blew A Big Cash Advantage But Still Puts Campaign Dollars In His Own Pocket - 2020-09-21
Since he took office in January 2017, the political committees under Trump's control have spent a total of $7,231,392 at Trump's various businesses, according to a HuffPost analysis of FEC records.
Even as his reelection operation lost a once-dominating fundraising advantage to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, new filings with the Federal Election Commission show that Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee spent another $203,000 at his hotel a few blocks from the White House and another $37,542 to rent space at his Trump Tower in Manhattan ― although the campaign is based at a high-rise in Arlington, Virginia. Total reported payments in August from the campaign and the RNC to the president's own businesses amounted to $251,409.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump forced both his current and former campaign managers to take pay cuts in the last two months, but nevertheless funneled another quarter-million dollars into his own cash registers.