President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.
Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.
In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.
Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.
In all, Trump's campaign spent one out of every ten dollars on lawyers.
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More than $1 in every 10 Trump's 2020 re-election campaign spent in Q2 went to legal consulting, totaling over $1.3… https://t.co/99T7EEShf3— Anna Massoglia (@Anna Massoglia)1563247318.0
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