President Trump’s golf resort in Miami is bolstering its revenue with political events, as IRS filings published Wednesday reveal the course cleared more than $400,000 as a result of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) hosting two events there in April and June
On March 13, the Trump Doral Golf Course received $812 from an RGA representative for travel and lodging, presumably for the trip in which the organization deemed the hotel adequate for hosting its future events. On April 10, RGA wired the resort $117,966, and on June 13, another $289,810. The organization held its 2017 Corporate Policy Summit there in May.
The transactions mark the largest payments a political entity has made to one of Trump’s hotels since his assumption of office in January. However, the price was standard procedure for the RGA’s event; the group paid $285,616 to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay in 2016.
Trump golf courses across the nation have seen the rate at which they hold political events rise since Trump took office. The Republican Party of Virginia paid the Trump National Golf Course in Potomac Falls, Virginia, nearly $10,000 for an event last month. And the joint fundraising committee for Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., held an event that featured Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, last Saturday. MacArthur’s team reported a $15,221 expenditure for “venue rental/catering.”
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