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Trump Organization executive vice president Eric Trump has disputed a recent Washington Post report that claimed the business group charged the Secret Service — and by extension taxpayers — hundreds of thousands of dollars for hotel rooms occupied by President Trump’s security detail.

“It’s disgusting,” Trump said on Friday’s “Fox News Rundown” podcast. “I see that story and it’s disgusting”

The article goes on to state the following:

The paper reported last week that Secret Service records obtained from undisclosed sources show nearly $500,000 in payments to the Trump family’s companies since the president took office in January 2017, including $650 per night for rooms at Mar-a-Lago and $17,000 a month for a three-bedroom cottage at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

“David Fahrenthold, he’s the hit person for The Washington Post who comes after my father every single day,” Trump said, referring to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. “And it’s disgusting.”

Trump said, “Legally, by law, you have to charge the federal government something, otherwise you get into all sorts of gift laws.”

Trump said the resort could sell a room for $1,500 a night, noting that there are “very limited rooms” there as Mar-a-Lago is  “the hottest place in the world.”

They don’t, he said.

“We charge them cost, effectively housekeeping cost — and they go out and say we charge $650 for a room, which was [actually] many rooms,” Trump said.

He said The Washington Post “talking about us ‘profiting off of government’ is “absolutely disgusting,” as they have lost “a fortune” booking rooms for government employees.

He said they make “zero profit on anything government-related.”

LISTEN:

Fahrenthold tweeted,

“We tried to prove Eric Trump right, by checking his claim that he charges the Secret Service only “the cost of housekeeping” at Mar-a-Lago.
(He charged $650/night)

“We asked experts: could Mar-a-Lago’s rooms cost $650 to clean?

“They said…….no.”

He added:

“We’ve asked @realdonaldtrump‘s company to explain how it calculates ‘at cost’ rates — or identify any instances where it actually charged taxpayers ‘like 50 bucks’ for a room, as Eric Trump said.

“No answers yet. Will keep you posted.”


Fahrenthold also tweeted, “The actual cost to clean a hotel room ranges from $12 for a motel to maybe $75 for a very high-end property.

“Biggest driver is labor costs. Which are relatively low at Mar-a-Lago: they use foreign guest workers, and pay starts at $11.13 an hour.”

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