Trump Reported Making More Than $1.6 Billion While President

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During his four years in office, former President Donald Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion in outside revenue and income, according to a review of his financial disclosures by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

While Trump publicly took credit for donating his taxpayer-funded salary, that ended up being less than 0.1% of the revenue and income he disclosed during his presidency. Far from being a sacrifice, the donation was merely a fig leaf to cover up four years of brazen corruption.

Despite seeing a major dropoff in hospitality related revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic, in total Trump disclosed at least $1,613,583,013 in revenue from the Trump Organization and other outside income. Trump disclosed a high end of $1,790,614,202, but it is impossible to know exactly how much he pocketed as president, as some of his assets list a vague “Over $5,000,000” in yearly income and because of the structure of Trump Organization businesses, reported revenue does not necessarily reflect his personal income from them. One of the reports also included 19 days of revenue and income before Trump assumed the presidency.

Despite seeing a major dropoff in hospitality related revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic, in total Trump disclosed at least $1,613,583,013 in revenue from the Trump Organization and other outside income. Trump disclosed a high end of $1,790,614,202, but it is impossible to know exactly how much he pocketed as president, as some of his assets list a vague “Over $5,000,000” in yearly income and because of the structure of Trump Organization businesses, reported revenue does not necessarily reflect his personal income from them. One of the reports also included 19 days of revenue and income before Trump assumed the presidency.

The report noted that Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., his Mar-a-Lago club, and his golf courses Doral, Bedminister and Trump National Washington together brought in $620,709,659 over the last four years. CREW also noted that Trump “paid a combined 399 visits to these properties as president.”

“What remains to be seen is whether he’ll be able to keep the grift going post-presidency,” CREW wrote, noting that “Members of Congress, his administration, political supporters, special interests and foreign governments flocked to his properties in numbers never seen before.”

Read the full report.

Image credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour / Public Domain

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