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Trump’s hotel in Las Vegas won more than $30,000 when he went to visit victims of the 2017 mass shooting, report says

Former President Donald Trump in Las Vegas during the 2017 visit.REUTERS/Kévin Lamarque

  • Trump’s hotel in Las Vegas won $31,191 during his 2017 trip after a mass shooting, a report says.

  • Secret Service records show an indictment for “POTUS/FLOTUS” at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas issued November 1, 2017.

  • Trump stayed at Trump Org. properties during several presidential trips.

Then-President Donald Trump’s business brought in more than $30,000 when he traveled to Las Vegas in 2017 to meet with victims of the mass shooting, according to documents obtained and published by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washingtonalso known as CREW.

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 United States.

Asset traveled to Las Vegas on October 4 to meet with the victims and their families, staying overnight at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, according to Secret Service logs obtained by CREW. The hotel is owned and operated by the Trump Organization.

The newspapers showed a charge of $31,191 under the “POTUS/FLOTUS” client on Nov. 1, 2017, indicating that Trump took advantage of the condolence trip. According to CREW, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had not been to Las Vegas on any other occasions in the three months leading up to Nov. 1, 2017.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

As employees of the Trump Organization, members of the Trump family, such as Executive Vice Presidents Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, Trump’s son, benefit directly from company profits.

Then-Vice President Mike Pence also stayed at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas during his visit to offer his condolences shortly after Trump, with the hotel charging Pence $15,892 for the Nov. 2, 2017, stay. reported CREW.

While president, Trump stayed at his estates on several official trips, leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill.

The Washington Post reported in May 2020 that the U.S. government had paid at least $970,000 to Trump’s company since he took office in 2017, including more than 1,600 nights of hotel room rentals at properties such as the Trump Golf Club Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey and his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.

In total, the Secret Service spent nearly $2 million of taxpayers’ money on Trump’s properties while he was in office, CREW said Monday in a separate reportciting government documents obtained.

Earlier this month, the Trump Organization settled a $750,000 lawsuit brought by the Washington, DC, attorney general’s office, which accused Trump of pouring inauguration donations into the city’s Trump International Hotel at inflated prices, thereby enriching his business and his family.

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