Trump Has Spent ⅓ Of His Presidency Visiting His Properties At Taxpayer Expense
According to Newsweek, watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington have found that Trump has spent almost a third of his presidency visiting his properties, and taxpayers are footing the bill.
CREW counted over 2,300 conflicts of interests that have arisen from Trump not dispossessing himself of his businesses when he became president.
"This corrupt relationship between the Trump Organization and the White House leaves the American public in the dark about whether presidential decisions and policy are being made in the best interest of the country or in the best interest of the president's own bottom line," Noah Bookbinder, CREW's executive director, said.
Since he became president, Trump has visited his various properties 362 times. In 2019 alone he made 81 trips to the properties.
"The number of days where President Trump has spent time at a Trump-branded property account for almost a third of the days he's been president," the report read.
More, Trump has invited 111 foreign officials to his properties over 130 times.
"Not only has President Trump continued to use the presidency to try to enrich himself, he has also granted foreign governments and special interests the opportunity to purchase access to his administration by patronizing his businesses," Bookbinder said.
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