Trump camp has spent $274K on Trump Tower rent: report


President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign has spent $274,000 on Trump Tower rent, according to a new report.

The payments for the New York City workspace came in the first three months of 2017, The Huffington Post said Monday.

HuffPo said that worked out to a monthly average of $91,000, more than half of what Trump’s campaign was paying during the height of the 2016 race.

{mosads}Trump’s reelection bid has 20 employees so far, the media outlet continued, versus the 168 employees with a New York City address on the campaign’s payroll last year.

The Post said the Trump campaign did not respond to queries regarding the payments from earlier this year.

The outlet said the checks were for $75,123 on Jan. 10, $158,996 on Feb. 22 and $39,892 on March 13. Trump’s reelection bid has paid an average of $4,567 per person in rent over the first three months of 2017, the Post added.

Trump’s campaign was paying an average of $1,012 per employee in rent last fall, it said.

The president’s reelection campaign earlier Monday removed an advertisement that potentially violated federal laws about military members engaging in political acts.

The ad’s potentially problematic section shows Trump shaking hands with national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

McMaster, formerly a lieutenant general in the U.S. Army, appears in his uniform during the segment.

The campaign’s YouTube account has since uploaded a new version of the ad that excludes McMaster.

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