‘If things continue, Trump and his children might make good on their father’s prediction in 2000 that “it’s very possibly that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”
See : http://fortune.com/2000/04/03/what-does-donald-trump-really-want/
‘Campaign finance laws on the topic are hazy and contradictory, largely because no candidate for federal office has ever had such a sprawling business empire that could be employed for a campaign’.
‘The majority of the spending — $5.6 million of it — was spent on TAG Air, Trump’s private airplanes. That’s likely mostly for fuel costs’.
‘The FEC allows candidates to rent themselves their own office space—as the Trump campaign does at Trump Tower’.
‘One of Trump’s biggest single expenses was paying more than $400,000 to his Mar-A-Lago club in Florida in May for facility rental and catering’.
‘Republican Donald Trump has so far paid $7.7 million in campaign contributions to his own companies and children, according to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission, and as the campaign transitions to the general election those payments are increasing’.
‘In May, they totaled at least $1.1 million—nearly 20 percent of all campaign spending that month—and in July, another $800,000 came into the Trump brood’.
- ‘In July alone, Trump’s campaign paid $169,758.33 in rent to Trump Tower Corporation LLC’.
- ‘$48,239.77 for rent and catering at Trump National Golf Club in Weschester’.
- ‘$1,000 to Trump Restaurants LLC’.
- ‘And $428.53 worth of Trump’s bottled water Trump Ice’.
- ‘In May, Trump’s campaign spent $3,938.58 at the vineyard run by his son Eric’.