Trump’s businesses reportedly made $1.7B while in office

Donald Trump’s businesses made a whooping $1.7b during the four years he spent in office. This is according to Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston who calculated how much money flowed through Donald Trump’s businesses while serving as president.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 17: Donald Trump visits ‘Extra’ at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on December 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

CNN’s Brianna Keilar interviewed Johnston about his new book, The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family, where he made the revelations on Tuesday, November 30.

“A new book is pulling back the curtain on how much former President Trump enriched himself and his family while he was in office, finding that nearly $1.7 billion in revenue flowed through him and his organizations during his four years as commander-in-chief,” Keilar reported.

She described the book as “the most complete picture we’ve seen of this.”

“Tell us how much Donald Trump profited — and how you were able to get to this number,” Keilar asked

Well, Donald Trump had to disclose his finances as president, all top federal officials do,” Johnston replied.

“Now, several of them filed very incomplete and misleading forms. Donald, in fact, asked through his lawyers if he could file financial disclosures without signing under penalty of perjury. He was told, no, you have to sign under penalty of perjury.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Economic Club Of New York in the Grand Ballroom of the Midtown Hilton Hotel on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/WireImage)

He explained that of the more than $1.7 billion, much of it came from American taxpayers. “Donald did everything he could to make sure the taxpayers were putting money into his businesses,” he noted. “Hundreds of millions of dollars.”

In addition, Trump has also received large amounts of donations.”You know, you also talk about it, just before the 2020 election and on his way out the door with stop the steal fundraising, he rakes in $500 million,” Keilar noted.

Abdul Rahman Gbadebo

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