RNC’s Latest Fundraiser Will Again Enrich Trump
Donald Trump’s presidency has been consistently besieged with claims that he has violated the emoluments clause. Most of these claims involve the properties he owns, whether they be hotels or golf courses. Trump will, of course, appear at the event while the donors are having lunch.
The Republican National Committee has chosen to host their latest fundraising event at the president Doral golf course. The Republican party has already paid the golf course $82,000 and the event is expected to raise millions.
Not only will the president make money from his business hosting the fundraiser, he should also have time for leisure as well. A White House source admitted, “My guess is he wants to play golf in the morning.”
The latest fundraising effort has been slammed by ethics groups. Jordan Libowitz, from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said, “At this point, it’s clear that President Trump’s top priority is making himself money. Money being given for the purpose of electing officials is going right into his bank account, and he makes a promotional appearance at the business he still owns.”
Republican party officials say that the reasoning is significantly less nefarious. An unnamed RNC member said, “Aside from the fact that donors enjoy visiting Trump properties, other factors like security, convenience and price are all part of the committee’s decision-making process. Trump properties can also be cheaper to rent than other venues.”
The Doral golf course fundraising event is set to take place on Tuesday of next week.