Trump inaugural committee spent $10,000 on makeup for aides: report


President Trump’s inaugural committee reportedly spent thousands of dollars on things such as makeup, room service orders and plane tickets for Trump’s inauguration. 

The details were revealed in a new report from The New York Times about where Trump’s inaugural committee allocated funds as Trump was inaugurated into office in January 2017. 

{mosads}The newspaper reported that $10,000 was spent on makeup for 20 aides at an evening event. There was another $30,000 in per diem payments to contract staff members. The Times also reported that the committee covered contract staff members’ room service orders, plane tickets and taxi rides, among other things. 

The collective bill at the Trump International Hotel totaled more than $1.5 million, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the newspaper.

The committee raised a record $107 million for the inauguration, about twice as much as former President Obama and former President George W. Bush raised for their inaugurations. 

Most of the funds raised were reportedly spent on payroll expenses and about 40 entities, including hotel chains and other vendors. About $5 million was reportedly given to charity. 

The Times noted that there is no indication that an investigation has been opened into the committee’s spending. 

However, the committee is facing scrutiny over its donors. The Wall Street Journal reported in December that federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee accepted donations in exchange for access to the administration. 

The Times notes that investigators are also looking into whether any foreign donations were passed through Americans and if any other donations went unrecorded. People involved with the committee told the newspaper that they vetted every donor. 

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