Included was about $57 million from both the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. However, the headline at this point is that the President has not released details about his tax returns for the period starting January 2016 in the financial disclosure. Trump refinanced it with Ladder Capital at a much lower rate of 4.05%. It is worth between $5 million and $25 million and produced more than $100,001 in income, the report shows.
Because the new disclosure includes a four-and-a-half-month period covered by his last report, it is hard to precisely gauge whether revenue at Trump’s businesses has gone up or down. While his initial report showed royalties totaling, at a maximum, just more than $165,000, that maximum total increased to more than $6.16 million in last year’s filing and more than $7.06 million in Friday’s edition. As before, his income includes a Screen Actors Guild pension, as well as other entertainment income, nestled among the larger hauls from real estate and golf ventures, among other things.
A Bloomberg reporter tweeted that the report shows that his assets were worth a minimum of about $1.5 billion through April 15. A previous report listed royalties as being between $50,000 and $100,000. Administrations often release promised documents once journalists have left the office for the weekend, hoping that any damaging info would get lost in the news cycle turnover. However, a spokesman said in December that Trump had liquidated his entire stock portfolio in June 2016, around the time he began pouring millions into his presidential campaign.
Instead, on January 17, 2017, three days before his inauguration, Trump transferred his holdings to a revocable trust managed by his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and Allen Weissberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization. He isn’t required to list where the entities derive their income. Since taking office, Trump has frequently spent weekends at the resort. Trump’s holdings “will look different on the form but most of his economic interests in the Trump business empire are still intact and remain the same”, he said, though Painter admitted that Trump did sell some of his publicly traded stocks. His course in Jupiter, Fla., reported $20.1 million income while his Bedminster, N.J., course generated income of $19.7 million.
The Trump International Hotel in D.C., which Trump leases despite the government-owned building’s contract explicitly barring public officials from holding the lease, made POTUS $19.7 million since it opened in September.
Mr Trump and the Justice Department have called those claims baseless.