The arrival of Donald Trump at the White House is a bad move for his private affairs at least outside the federal capital. According to a Washington Post survey, more and more organizations are canceling their stays in the President’s properties so as not to be associated with his policy. Only its hotels in Washington show a spectacular increase in attendance. In other states, the numbers plunge.
The sumptuous property of Mar A Lago in Florida, called the White House of the South by Donald Trump, is the most affected by the withdrawals: its turnover plunged by 50%.
Nearly 20 charities canceled their stay at the end of August, following the president’s statements. Donald Trump had estimated that there were ” good people ” among the white supremacists who had demonstrated at Charlottesville.
Mar A Lago is not the only one affected. According to the Washington Post , nearly half of the 200 diverse groups that held their gala every year at one of the president’s offices changed their service provider.
The highly democrat California is one of the states most affected by this disaffection: the golf course of Donald Trump there for example shows $ 50,000 loss following the departure of ten of its biggest customers.
But in Washington, the President’s affairs are flourishing: foreign government officials and lobbyists frequent attendance at the Trump hotel, hoping to win the favor of the White House.
Federal public servants also practice in Trump institutions. One association called for an investigation into corruption. She got copies of bills paid in Trump hotels with government credit cards.