Ever the businessman…
The Wash Post id’s over 30 times GOPer’s have PAID the ex-President to eat the food served and donate to his super PAC….
The guy still knows how t0 pimp people’s money….
A guy who tried a coup is STILL patronised by lawmakers…
America at its worst….
Donald Trump continues to have no regard and laugh at rules that would put others in jail …..
The surge in business at his private club spotlights the unparalleled way in which Trump has personally profited from his presidency and his popularity in the GOP — a revenue stream that began during his time in the White House and has only strengthened since he left office. Rather than hosting fellow Republicans, Trump is charging them for the privilege of using his venues.
The Washington Post identified at least 30 events held by GOP candidates or conservative groups at Trump properties through mid-December, based on campaign finance records and social media posts. That’s more than The Post tallied in any previous year; in 2020, The Post counted 13 such fundraisers — most of them paid for by Trump’s own reelection campaign.
Trump’s properties have collected $463,000 in revenue from just nine of the 2021 gatherings that have been disclosed so far in federal campaign finance reports. That sum will grow substantially next month when federal political committees report their spending for the second half of the year.
The disclosures will also show that the total number of fundraisers held at Trump properties in 2021 is far greater than the 30 identified so far by The Post, according to club members and Trump advisers familiar with the events.
Many of the largest gatherings have happened in recent months, such as the Walker fundraiser, a “Spirit of Lincoln Gala” put on by the Log Cabin Republicans and the Turning Point gala, according to people familiar with the schedule. At times in recent weeks, advisers said, there have been several fundraisers in one evening.
The steady business indicates that even after the former president’s lies about the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters and a polarizing presidency in which many charities and companies stopped patronizing his properties, Trump has held onto a durable base of political business, thanks to his strength inside the Republican Party….