Trump Organization has ‘pocketed nearly $1MILLION in taxpayer cash for government room rentals of Trump properties’ – The Sun

THE Trump Organization has pocketed nearly $1million in taxpayer cash from government room rentals at Donald Trump's company properties, a new report claims.

Over less than four years, taxpayers have footed the bill for over 1,600 hotel rentals, The Washington Post reported.

Some rooms cost as much as $650 a night, records obtained by The Washington Post show.

In total, the government has paid at least $970,000 to Trump's properties since the beginning of his presidency, according to The Washington Post's record analysis.

That number could be higher, however, as there is more data yet to be analyzed.

Records showed hotel room rentals were paid for staff and Secret Service agents when Trump and his family took trips.

Data showed bills for 950 nights at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and 530 nights of payments at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, records obtained by The Washington Post show.

Trump has been known to make trips to his Mar-a-Lago Club, where he goes golfing, throughout his presidency.

Eric Trump, the president's son and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit last year that rooms from the company were cheaper than housing elsewhere.

Trump said if his father stays at one of the Trump Organization properties, "it saves a fortune because if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they’d be charging them $500 a night, whereas, you know we charge them, like $50."

Eric Trump said that the charges are for minimal things like housekeeping.

The Washington Post did not find any records of rooms costing less than $144.66 per night.

Trump Organization did not respond to The Washington Post for comment on Eric Trump's prior claim.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only recent president or VP to charge his own secret service agents rent, the Washington Post said.

Over six years, Biden charged a little over $171,000 for rent at a cottage near his Delaware house.

Trump exceeded this amount within two months of his presidency, The Washington Post reported.

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