Trump reports hundreds of millions in income

Postado Junho 20, 2017

US President Donald Trump reported at least $585,581,420 in income and employment assets in financial disclosure forms released Friday evening.

The 98-page disclosure shows that Trump has at least $130 million in liabilities to the German lender Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as well as $110 million to Ladder Capital, a commercial real estate lender in the U.S.

Trump reported an income of at least $594 million for 2016 and early 2017 and assets worth at least $1.4 billion. The disclosure form includes reported income of $37.2 million for the Florida resort, up sharply from $29.8 million in the prior year's report.

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.

U.S. presidents are not required to release their tax returns but have done so voluntarily since the 1970s.

Officials must disclose values on the form in ranges that top out at $50 million.

That period coincided with Trump's election and inauguration as the 45th president.

The hotel, featuring 263 rooms, BLT Prime by David Burke, Benjamin Bar & Lounge and The Spa by Ivanka Trump™, is cited in three separate lawsuits alleging that Trump is violating the Constitution's "emoluments" clause-a ban on foreign gifts and payments.

He listed at least 315 million dollars in liabilities, about the same as in the previous report. 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.

Trump's disclosure reflected the apparent demise of the high-end skin-care line of his wife, Melania, which included anti-aging products made with caviar.

The largest component of Mr Trump's income was US$115.9 million listed as golf-resort related revenues from Trump National Doral in Miami, down from US$132 million he reported a year ago.

But Trump's tax attorney, Sheri Dillon, told reporters in January that by setting up a trust, he was taking "all steps realistically possible to make it clear that he is not exploiting the office of the presidency for his personal benefit".

Two days later, he resigned from 476 businesses, including companies active in Brazil, Canada and China, according to a document released by the Trump Organization. The income listed for Trump enterprises generally represent gross revenue, not net revenue. In the filing, Trump mostly lists limited liability corporations and partnerships that he owns.

Ethics experts have anxious that Trump's businesses give those who wish to curry favor - especially a hotel blocks from the White House - prominent venues in which to do so. Last week, a group of nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers filed the latest such suit. The club has doubled its membership fee in the past year.

Trump, through his family, still retains the financial interest in the Trump Organization, he said. His course in Jupiter, Fla., reported $20.1 million income while his Bedminster, N.J., course generated income of $19.7 million.