Republican committees spent nearly $1.3M at Trump entities in 2017: report

Republican political committees have spent nearly $1.3 million at Trump entities this year, The Washington Post reported.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 after a fundraiser in June, according to the Post.

Another $473,000 has been spent this year at Trump hotels and golf resorts by at least 25 congressional campaigns, state parties and the Republican Governor’s Association, the Post reported.

The Republican Governor’s Association also held an event earlier this year at the Trump Doral Golf Course and paid more than $408,000, according to the Post, which reported that the RNC and Trump’s campaign committee also paid Trump’s companies another $793,000 for services including rent and legal consulting.

The report comes as nonprofit groups abandon their plans to host fundraising events at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in South Florida following his comments on the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month.

This past weekend, the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society joined other groups in abandoning its plans to host fundraising events at Mar-a-Lago.

The zoo is at least the eighth group to back out of plans at Mar-a-Lago in the wake of Trump’s comments on Charlottesville.

Earlier this month, the Post reported Trump’s D.C. hotel turned a nearly $2 million profit so far in 2017. It was projected to lose $2.1 million in the first four months of 2017 but instead brought in $1.97 million.


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