Donald Trump is having a rare moment of actually facing consequences for his behavior, as he reached a settlement to pay three-quarters of a million dollars after being sued for misuse of funds. In a statement Tuesday he mourned the sale of the hotel at the center of the allegations.
According to the Washington Post, Trump and the D.C. Attorney General’s office have come to an agreement in the case of a lawsuit filed in 2020 over allegations that Trump misused inaugural funds to enrich himself and his businesses by overcharging for event space as well as charging the inaugural committee for unused event space, and for using nonprofit funds for a personal event, a party for Trump’s adult children. The allegations total to more than a million dollars in misused funds.
In the meantime, the Trump Organization has moved forward with plans to sell the lease on the Old Post Office building in which his hotel resides, according to The Hill,, for $375 million. The building will be converted to a Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel.
Trump released a statement on Tuesday, simultaneously boasting of the greatness of his hotel, announcing the impending sale, and suggesting that his deal with Attorney General Karl Racine was more about freeing up the A.G. to pursue other criminal matters than about any admission of guilt.
“…It was my great honor to have built this truly great hotel out of a structure that had laid dormant for thirty years, creating jobs and so many other benefits for the people of D.C., and indeed, our Country itself. A true landmark has been created out of nothing!” pic.twitter.com/NEMYvjljGU
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) May 3, 2022
“…with absolutely no admission of liability or guilt, we have reached a settlement to end all litigation with Democrat Attorney General Racine. As crime rates are soaring in our Nation’s Capital, it is necessary that the Attorney General focus on those issues rather than a further leg of the greatest Witch-Hunt in political history. This was yet another example of weaponizing Law Enforcement against the Republican Party and, in particular, the former President of the United States!”
What's Your Reaction?
Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com