Republican National Committee Spending Lavishly At Trump Properties

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The Republican National Committee spent about $270,000 at Trump-owned properties in February.

Recent Federal Election Commission filings by the Republican National Committee show that the entity spent approximately $270,000 at properties owned by President Donald Trump in February -- which according to the Washington Post represents 86 percent of the RNC's “venue rental and catering" expenditures for the month.

The majority of the RNC’s spending at Trump’s private properties last month paid for venue rental and catering at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida and the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Of about $270,000 spent at both properties, most of the expenses — about $205,000 — were spent at Trump National Doral Miami, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Though the purpose of the rentals at Trump properties was not immediately clear, The Post notes that Trump's businesses continue to receive healthy patronage by Republican, conservative, and other political entities:

Since his election, Trump's private properties have attracted steady business from the RNC, party committees, congressional campaigns and outside groups, which spend anywhere from about $300 to over $160,000 per event, an analysis by The Washington Post shows. Dozens of Republican lawmakers and candidates have spent campaign or PAC money at the president's properties since his election, The Post found.