Trump's Las Vegas hotel made over $30,000 when he went to visit victims of the 2017 mass shooting there, report says
- Trump's Las Vegas hotel made $31,191 from his 2017 trip there after a mass shooting, a report says.
- Secret Service records show a charge for "POTUS/FLOTUS" at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas issued on Nov. 1, 2017.
Sixty people were killed and more than 400 were injured after a man opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip from his hotel window on October 1, 2017. It was the worst mass shooting to date in the US.
Trump traveled to Las Vegas on October 4 to meet the victims and their families, spending the night at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, according to Secret Service logs obtained by CREW. The hotel is owned and managed by the Trump Organization.
The logs showed a charge of $31,191 under the client "POTUS/FLOTUS" on November 1, 2017, indicating that Trump profited from the condolences trip. According to CREW, Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, had not been to Las Vegas on any other occasion in the three months leading up to November 1, 2017.
Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
As employees of the Trump Organization, members of Trumps' family, such as executive vice presidents Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, Trump's son, directly benefit from the company's profits.
Then-Vice President Mike Pence also stayed at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas during his visit to pay condolences soon after Trump, with the hotel charging Pence $15,892 for the stay on November 2, 2017, CREW reported.
While president, Trump stayed at his properties during several official trips, leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill.
The Washington Post reported in May 2020 that the US government had paid at least $970,000 to Trump's company since he took office in 2017, including for more than 1,600 nights of hotel-room rentals at properties such as Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey and his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.
In total, the Secret Service spent nearly $2 million of taxpayer money at Trump properties while he was in office, CREW said in a separate report Monday, citing government records it obtained.
Earlier this month, the Trump Organization settled a $750,000 lawsuit brought by the Washington, DC, attorney general's office who accused Trump of pouring inauguration donations into the city's Trump International Hotel at inflated prices, making his business and family richer in the process.
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