The Trump campaign, Republican organizations and government agencies have spent at least $16.1 million at hotels, golf courses and restaurants managed or branded by the Trump Organization since President Trump first announced he was running for president, a new analysis by ProPublica finds.
At least $13.5 million of the total came from the Trump campaign. Federal agencies have spent about $340,000, though that figure only covers a few agencies over a few months. Other agencies have fought disclosing the information, ProPublica says.
“Trump appears to be commandeering federal resources in order to maximize revenues at Trump properties, and he does this by visiting properties close to the White House,” Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert in legal ethics, told ProPublica. “And when he travels to the golf courses in Florida, Virginia and New Jersey, other agencies that are involved in supporting the president end up spending money.”
You can dig in to an interactive graphic detailing the data here.