'Up to $10,000 a night': New revelations about the Trump Hotel and the people who frequented it

The Republican billionaire – who should announce on Tuesday that he is running for a second term – had kept, after his election in 2016, a hotel in his name located very close to the White House.

He had was accused of “conflict of interest” because foreign delegations visited him. After several twists and turns, the Supreme Court of the United States had closed the file in January 2021, without the details of the costs being revealed.

But a commission of the House of Representatives, in the hands of the Democrats, recently obtained documents from the Mazars company which manages the accounts of the Trump Organization.

<p>Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2022</p>
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<p> They show that “six countries have spent more than $750,000 at President Trump’s <a href=hotel, paying up to $10,000 a night for luxurious rooms,” said elected Carolyn Maloney, who heads this commission. . “At the same time, they are trying to influence American foreign policy,” she added in a statement. Prime Minister Najib Razak and his entourage during a state visit, while he was targeted by American justice investigations for the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, according to this document.

In 2018, the Qatari authorities spent more than $300,000 on this hotel before a visit by Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani. And even China, whose relations with the United States are more tense, spent, via its embassy in Washington, nearly 20,000 dollars in this hotel in 2017, specifies the commission.

” In view of these revelations,” Carolyn Maloney wrote to the National Archives for more documents, with the aim, according to her, of proposing a law framing the affairs of future presidents.

Donald Trump has resold this hotel in May 2022 for 375 million dollars.


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