Sunday, August 13, 2017

Donald Trump's new DC hotel turns a profit in excess of 2 million dollars. Who says crime doesn't pay?

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Donald Trump’s company turned a $1.97 million profit at its opulent Trump International Hotel so far in 2017, dramatically beating its expectations and giving the first hard numbers to critics who charge that Trump is profiting from his presidency. 

The Trump Organization had projected that it would lose $2.1 million during the first four months of 2017 as it established a new hotel and convention business in the nation’s capital, according to newly released federal documents. 

Instead the hotel, with its namesake in the White House down the street, is already turning a hefty profit and charging more for its rooms than most or all of the city’s other hotels. 

The $4.1 million swing from projected losses to profitability represents a 192 percent improvement over what the Trump family planned to make when the company opened the hotel in the fall. 

Driving the profits are the extraordinary prices guests have been willing to pay for rooms, including members of Trump’s Cabinet who have stayed or lived there, as well as big spending on food and beverages in the meeting areas, bar and restaurant — spots frequented by members of Trump’s inner circle and other Republican leaders. 

This year, guests have paid an average of $652.98 a night to stay there, beating the company’s expectations by 57 percent, according to documents posted online recently by the General Services Administration.

Those documents by the way have apparently now been removed.
Trump did not run for president to help this country. Donald Trump ran for president to line his pockets.


  1. Absolutely sickening, isn't it?
    Let's hope those lawsuits get some action done.

  2. Anonymous4:12 AM

    Trump is a nutcase. He Is a pathological liar. We know who he represents and it is not America. If trump wants to do one honorable and decent thing in his life he will resign immediately. Americans have suffered enough from him and the republican party. Time for Change.

  3. Anonymous4:12 AM

    It caught my attention that Trump enthusiastically told the governor of Guam his tourism would be up without spending any money.

    Why not line your pockets while citizens pay historical extraordinary amounts to enable you to do so? Decency and morality are in short supply. Let us not forget Trump accounting to claim losses to evade taxes.

    1. Anonymous5:08 AM

      Many times over trump has avoided usa taxes and foreign taxes over his many transactions. He is the ultimate deplorable pathetic example of a lousy business man and actor.

  4. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Donald Trump ran for president to line his pockets.... MAGA means exactly that, Make Trumps Great Again. Thanks Vladmar Putin and now he can thank David Duke.

    'I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.' David Duke

    'This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said we’re going to take our country back, and that’s what we’re going to do.' David Duke

    1. Anonymous5:13 AM

      Color me mortified.

    2. Anonymous10:44 AM

      If they are so proud, why do they cover their faces with hoods?

      Bunch of cowards!!

  5. Anonymous4:49 AM

    Ivanka is a recipient of the con man's wealthy Kingdom. She works for it in everyway possible.

    Nice of Ivanka Trump to finally say white supremacy and neo-nazis.

    @IvankaTrump There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis. 5:09 AM - 13 Aug 2017

    She converted to Orthodox Judaism in July 2009. Does not always act Orthodox.

    1. Anonymous5:36 AM

      A life of living off the criminal organization and the partisanship/favoritism of nepotism. Ivanka Trump Condemns 'Neo-Nazis' After Clashes At White Nationalist Rally

      Part time Orthodox Jared Kushner 5/19/17

      President Donald Trump is dispatching a team led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to Israel in pursuit of a Middle East peace deal.

      Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu's Inner Circle Is Fleeing Like Rats on the Titanic. Faced with mounting scandal, the Israeli prime minister is lashing out at "fake news" and alleging a witch hunt. But can the Trump defense save him?

      Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and their children

    2. Anonymous10:46 AM

      I thought Ivanka and Jared were off to China to set up little donnie's trip. busy busy "saving the world"

    3. Anonymous2:28 PM

      Interesting timing Ivanka.

  6. Anonymous5:53 AM


    Gorka? Bannon?

  7. Anonymous6:36 AM

    These are the faces of white supremacy, and they should be shared. It's a public protest. If they wanted privacy should've worn their hoods.


  8. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I'm amazed! Trump has created all types of reasons/facts that should lead him to impeachment. Get serious and do your job, U.S. Congress!

    The guy is ruining your Republican party and our country!

  9. Anonymous10:43 AM

    I hope someone goes after him (hello Congress) and he is forced to pay all this money to the treasurer. He has gotten away with all his past crimes because no one ever told him NO or he pays them off.

    Only this slime ball would think to profit from the presidency.

  10. Doonesbury addressed this exact thing in today's Sunday comic.

  11. Anonymous4:11 AM

    Certainly not the Clintons


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