Welcome to Trump’s Hotel Corruption
Reports show that Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to the president, made $4 million last year from her dad’s D.C. hotel. Trump himself reportedly made over $40 million.
How did they make that money? Lobbyists, Republican groups, and foreign leaders have spent MILLIONS at Trump’s D.C. hotel, gaining influence over Trump by filling his pockets.
Trump’s private business interests are dictating U.S. policy. There’s a word for that: Corruption.
Trump’s hotel and business dealings aren’t the only proof of his corruption. His administration is as corrupt as they come, and that fact is especially evident today:
- Pay-to-play: Trump’s nominee for U.N. ambassador, Kelly Knight Craft, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for her confirmation hearing. Her only qualifications? She and her billionaire coal baron husband are major GOP donors. A climate denier and donor to many of the GOP senators who are weighing her confirmation, Craft is a prime example of Trump’s pay-to-play corruption with his donors and industry giants.
- Trump’s obstruction continues: Former White House communications director Hope Hicks—who is mentioned in the Mueller report 184 times and would be a key witness to Trump’s apparent crimes—testified behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. Except you can’t really call it testifying, since she refused to answer ANY questions about her time at the White House. Trump once again exerted executive privilege to keep her silent. It’s obstruction in plain sight.
- Misuse of taxpayer money: Meanwhile, the White House press secretary (whose salary is paid with your tax dollars), Sarah Huckabee Sanders, spoke at Trump’s campaign relaunch rally last night. In Trump’s America, the taxes we pay go to promoting Trump’s businesses and his campaign.