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Trump Will Work For Free?

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Old_Trapper70, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Well, not quite:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/mar-a-lago-winter-white-house-state-department-2017-4

    "The website ShareAmerica, the State Department's "platform for sharing compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate on important topics," and the US embassy in the UK posted articles earlier this month advertising Mar-a-Lago as Trump's winter retreat at which he conducts official business as president, "belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago’s original owner and designer."......

    The article said that upon her death, Post "willed the estate to the US government, intending it to be used as a winter White House for the US president to entertain visiting foreign dignitaries." In 1981, the government returned the property to the Post Foundation. Trump bought the estate four years later. Ten years later, Trump opened the property as the "Mar-a-Lago Club," allowing access to dues-paying members of the public.

    The article included photos of the lavish property and a January tweet from Trump referring to the estate as the winter White House......

    Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, also criticized the State Department's promotion of the resort.

    "Yes, I am curious @StateDept," he tweeted Monday. "Why are taxpayer $$ promoting the President's private country club?.....

    Before he took office in January, Trump announced plans to separate himself from his business empire, relinquishing control of the Trump Organization to his two sons. Ethics experts questioned whether the moves would be enough to prevent conflicts of interest as president."
     
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