Trump was a lobbyist: report
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE was reportedly a lobbyist a decade ago.


The GOP nominee was a registered lobbyist in Rhode Island from April 2006 to the end of that year, according to Politico.

At the time, Trump was registered to lobby on behalf of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings. For the work, he got $4,000 a month, according to state records reviewed by the news outlet.

Trump was reportedly lobbying for a proposed casino in Johnston, R.I.

The Providence Journal reported in April 2006 that "one of Trump's operatives filed an application and paid the $5 registration fee that entitles him to walk the State House corridors, with a lobbyist badge on his jacket.”

A Trump spokesman told the publication that Trump registered because the businessman was "becoming personally involved in direct communications with people and officials in Rhode Island."

Last Monday, the GOP nominee proposed a stricter lobbying ban to restrict current and former lawmakers from lobbying the government for several years after leaving office.

He outlined a five-step plan that would reinstate a ban on executive branch officials from lobbying the government for five years after leaving office.

He also said he would ask Congress to pass a similar five-year ban on former congressional lawmakers and staff.