Nearly $500,000 from President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has gone directly to Trump-owned restaurants, hotels and golf clubs, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Of the more than $6 million in campaign funds spent in the first three months of 2017, $274,013 has gone toward rent at Trump Tower, the report said, citing Federal Election Commission filings.
During his 2016 campaign, Trump's campaign spent more than $14 million on Trump-branded companies and family-owned businesses.
The filings come amid growing criticism over the president's approach to distancing himself from the Trump Organization.
FEC filings this week revealed that more than $42 million has been raised since January for Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee — more than twice the amount raised by President Obama after his 2008 election win in the same time frame.
Unlike Obama, Trump has not stopped fundraising since his election victory last November. More than $42 million has been raised for President Trump's campaign efforts and the Republican National Committee (RNC) since January.