The transparency group Property of the People recently obtained receipts that show taxpayers are footing the bill when government officials stay at hotels President Trump owns. Profits for Trump's personal properties are managed by Donald Trump Jr. and held in a trust to which the President has unlimited access, which violates a Constitutional clause prohibiting the President from receiving compensation, other than his salary, from federal or state governments.
A White House National Security Council official, whose name was redacted, stayed at the Mar-a-Lago resort March 3–5, coinciding with Trump's fourth of seven visits since his inauguration.
It's as if nothing truly matters, even when we have actual receipts— michelle mahon (@mitchiebitchy1) September 15, 2017
Staggering that Trump is able to bleed the government to enrich himself and no one appears to be able to stop it, hope it changes soon!— Eileen Dineen (@EileenDineen1) September 15, 2017
The Trump family is taking this country for a ride. I just wonder how long it is going last.— Paula Walston (@pfwalstoncc) September 15, 2017
Amazing that the Mar-A-Lago "rack rate" is the maximum allowable charge. I'm shocked!!— Amy Lotven (@amylotven) September 16, 2017
Who says crime doesn't pay? Steal an election, swindle a fortune.— David Israel (@RealDavidIsrael) September 16, 2017
Property of the People Director Ryan Shapiro said that Trump benefits from the profits, even though the trust is controlled by his eldest son and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen H. Weisselberg.
“The constitutional violation here is unambiguous, and it belongs in any forthcoming articles of impeachment. Due to his glaring refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, the president has no one to blame but himself.”