An investigation is underway into President Donald Trump’s inauguration spending by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.
On Thursday, CNN’s John Berman sat down with Greg Jenkins, who led George W. Bush’s second inauguration.
Trump’s inaugural committee raised a record-breaking $107 million from donors, however, he spent way less on the event than past administrations. This gap has left several people to wonder where all the money actually went.
“It’s about double what then-president George Bush raised for his second inauguration. You had a smaller staff and more events. What do you make about the Trump amount?” Berman asked.
“I can’t figure it out. They actually raised more than twice the amount that we raised. I think adjusted for current dollars, the amount we raised comes out to be about $54 million, which is quite a bit less. The two biggest costs are the events and staff. We had three times as many staff and four times as many events. So where that money went, I couldn’t tell you,” Jenkins said.
He added, “Most of the money came from donors. If I were a donor, I would like to know where that money went. I can’t explain it.”
Watch the full interview below via CNN.
Trump Twitter-rages at ‘evil propaganda machine’ New York Times
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Trump suggests hitting France with 100 percent tariff on wine over dispute with Macron
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The report states that the president recently made the suggestion as part of his trade war that has crippled American manufacturers and farmers while at the same time hitting American consumers' wallets.
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Gun found in FedEx package sent from US to China
Chinese authorities have found at least one firearm in a FedEx package sent from the US, local police said Sunday, in the latest incident to befall the logistics firm in China.
Police in Fuzhou, eastern Fujian province, said "in recent days" they had received a tip about a package sent to a Fujian-based sporting goods company.
The parcel was sent by a US client and contained at least one firearm, said Jin'an district police through their official Twitter-like Weibo account.
The firearm has been seized and officers are investigating, they added, without specifying the number of weapons in the package.