Trump's properties have reaped cash windfalls from political committees one out of every two days since 2017: report
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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida has benefited from political committees, according to a report from The Washington Post.


"Data compiled from the Federal Election Commission and ProPublica indicate that, since the 2016 election, Mar-a-Lago has been paid nearly $300,000 from political committees for event space," Philip Bump, a correspondent for The Post wrote.

He added, "Happier still for the president, that’s just a small portion of the $6.5 million ProPublica estimates was spent by political groups at Trump properties since the 2016 election."

The report goes on to explain that millions have been spent at Trump-branded hotels and restaurants by Republicans for fundraising events and meetings.

"Republican Party committees from various states liked to host fundraisers at Trump’s property in Miami, Trump National Doral. Trump’s campaign itself spent heavily at Trump properties, including at Trump Tower in New York," Bump wrote.

Even though all the money is not direct revenue for Trump, it's still could serve as a conflict of interest to his presidency.

"It’s clear that nearly all of this spending is occurring at Trump properties now solely because Trump is the president. The $6 million isn’t billions in revenue, but it’s not nothing. And Trump, we assume, will take what he can get," the report said.

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