BOMBSHELL: What’s Trump’s most lucrative business?


White collar crime expert @tracygreen followed the money.

“PACs, other campaigns and Trump's campaign has spent over over $14 million from 2016 to June 2019 at Trump owned businesses.”
1/ LOW ESTIMATE: Green, a trial lawyer with an expertise in fraud, says:

“The spreadsheet was created from an FEC download. The $14 million is a LOW estimate since this is only what is reported to the FEC.”
2/ NOT INCLUDED: “This does not include government spending or foreign government spending—only spending that had to be reported to FEC.

“This DOESN’T include charities or corporations spending to please Trump either.”- @tracygreen
3/ ALSO NOT INCLUDED: “This is not including ‘in kind’ contributions from the Trump campaign.

“Trump used to donate the rent and his payroll as an ‘in kind’ donation to his campaign back in 2016 when the campaign was run lean. No more of course.”- @tracygreen
4/ RECEIPTS: Green says, it “doesn’t include any reimbursements to the Trump family. Most of their expenses are paid directly by the campaign, and I think they try to keep their reimbursements to a minimum.”
5/ LOW PROFILE: Green notes: “Ivanka has never received a payment. Nor Jared. I think they try to keep their name out as much as possible. They never list anything they spend as ‘in kind’ either.”
6/ PAC MAN: “I see that Trump's own campaign spending at his properties is down, but it's obvious—everyone knows that having events or dinners at his facilities is viewed favorably by him and the PACs.”- @tracygreen
7/ CONFLICTS OF SELF-INTEREST: “It's so obvious there are many conflicts while Trump is president*, but he doesn't care—it's all about making lots of money.”- @tracygreen
8/ THE NEW FAMILY BUSINESS: “When I see that Don Jr. campaigns almost full-time when he’s supposed
to be running Trump businesses to help avoid his father having CONFLICTS OF INTEREST—it’s apparent the new family business is the Trump campaign.- @tracygreen
9/ FAMILY TRADITIONS: “Eric’s wife Lara works on the campaign and for Parscale’s business. Don Jr.’s girlfriend works for the campaign as a senior advisor.”- @tracygreen
10/ NO ACCOUNTABILITY: “What other business can you raise $120 million with ‘donations’ and little overhead—no product to sell—no cost of goods.

“No accountability either.”- @tracygreen
11/ DOUBLE DIPPING: “And you can use the money to fund your other businesses.

“Rent office space in high rent NYC, book own hotels for meals, events and hotel space.”- @tracygreen
12/ CHECKIN’ BANK: “So Don Jr. gets paid to run Trump businesses and spends more than half his time on the campaign trail more than a year before the election. Why?

“Because it’s good for Trump businesses.”- @tracygreen
13/ THE KLEPTOCENE: “This is where the conflict of interest issues should be raised.

“Trump’s sons are so tied up in the campaign that I don’t see how letting them run businesses gets around conflicts of interest.”- @tracygreen
17/ MONEYBALLIN’: “Trump’s very own transition team had raised several million dollars to pay the staff. The moment he saw it, Trump called Steve Bannon from his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower and he stepped off the elevator to find Christie being hollered at.”- @guardian
18/ “Trump was apoplectic, yelling: ‘You’re stealing my money! You’re stealing my fucking money! What the fuck is this?’”- @guardian
19/ “Seeing Bannon, Trump turned on him and screamed: ‘Why are you letting him steal my fucking money?’ Bannon and Christie together set out to explain to Trump federal law.”- @guardian
20/ “F*CK THE LAW”: “To which Trump replied: ‘Fuck the law. I don’t give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.’ Bannon and Christie tried to explain that Trump couldn’t have both his money and a transition.

‘Shut it down, said Trump. Shut down the transition.’” @guardian
21/ “The money that people donated to his campaign Trump considered, effectively, his own.”- @guardian
22/ BRAGGING FOR DOLLARS: As @tracygreen points out: “Now they—Trump and
Don Jr.—brag about how much they raise: like it’s a business. Because it is.

“Clearly, this is their new family enterprise.”
23/ FREE GRAFT: “It’s why Ivanka and Jared work for ‘Free’ so they can cash in—with speeches and consulting and new business deals—after Trump is no longer president*. And Ivanka gets money from Trump businesses while working at the White House.”- @tracygreen

As @tracygreen concludes:
“Trump’s new motto is ‘The Art of the Self-Deal.’

“I’m old enough to remember when Trump promised in 2016 he’d self-finance his own campaign. He didn’t keep that promise.”
31/ HELLO, SUCKERS! “Guess he realized how easy it was to take money from his supporters, which gave him millions to spend for the benefit of his own businesses,” says @tracygreen.
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