Following a New York Times report that much of President Trump’s alleged business acumen is a scam, other outlets have dug into Trump’s dubious business empire and found even more damning information.
On Thursday, Politico reported that Mar-a-Lago, the President’s retreat in Florida, lost money last year.
“Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort may get hours of free TV time when the president visits what he calls the ‘southern White House,’ but the branding isn’t helping business,” Politico writes.
“The president’s oft-visited Florida estate raked in $22 million in revenue during 2018, almost $3 million less than Trump reported on his form last year.”
The government shut down, notes Politico, which delayed the President’s vacation plans, is perhaps to blame for the downturn.