Filings show RNC spent $1.5 million at Trump-owned properties this cycle

Filings show RNC spent $1.5 million at Trump-owned properties this cycle

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has spent more than $1.5 million at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: WHCA picking non-comedian for headliner a 'good first step' Five takeaways from Mississippi's Senate debate Watergate’s John Dean: Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' MORE’s properties during the 2018 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.

A majority of the money comes from a few big-money events held at Trump’s hotels in New York, Washington, D.C. and resorts in Florida, most notably a $367,365 bill racked up at the Trump National Doral Golf Club by the RNC in June, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

That event was for the RNC’s 2018 Spring Meeting at the resort, one of the largest of the year. In years before Trump took office, the RNC paid a Trump-owned property only one time, for less than $40,000 in 2011. The committee spent just $146,521 at Trump properties during the entire 2016 election cycle, according to FEC filings reviewed by the Center.

Overall, the RNC’s spending at Trump’s properties are just a small piece of the pie. The RNC spent more than $243 million this election cycle alone.

The Hill reached out to the RNC for comment.