In 2000, Donald Trump bragged that if he ran for President, he’d figure out a way to make an Oval Office bid profitable.
“It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.“
Well, it seems he’s making on good one promise anyway. The GOP nominee jacked up the rent on his OWN presidential campaign, billing it more than four times the previous month for rent in Trump Tower. In March, the campaign shelled out $35,458, but by July, the rent went up to $169,758, according to the Huffington Post.
The reason for difference? In March the mogul was mainly self-funding his primary presidential campaign, but in July, the Trump campaign transitioned to outside money to finance the campaign.
According to one estimate, nearly 10 % of Trump campaign spending ends up in companies owned by the Trump family, with the biggest amount being $5.6 million to pay for the his private jet.
Federal Election Commission records show the Trump campaign made a $423,371 payment in may for “facility rental” and “catering” in the month May.
I’m sorry, if this was any other candidate, this would be a YUUGE scandal, but in this circus side-show, it barely registers. (T/Y Tad; via NY Post)