While the Obamas and Clintons exploited tax loopholes to rake in millions in donations, the Trump Organization is giving its profits to help the U.S. government.
Executive leader George Sorial said the organization wrote a check for $151,470 to the department last month.
Sorial said the check satisfied the organization’s vow to donate all of the profits from “foreign government patronage” at its hotels while President Donald Trump is in office.
“Although not a legal requirement, this voluntary donation fulfills our pledge to donate profits from foreign government patronage at our hotels and similar business during President Trump’s term in office,” Sorial said in a statement.
The U.S. Treasury confirmed late last week that it received the check from the Trump Organization.
Trump has stated that he wouldn’t retain funds from foreign leaders who stayed at his properties, which included his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach as well as the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Liberal activist groups have filed several lawsuits against Trump claiming he is illegally profiting while being in office.
But his decision to donate all of the profits from foreign leaders greatly diminishes the lawsuits, showing that he has not been seeking to personally profit from the office.
“Our donation to the Treasury was voluntary and one that I am very proud of,” Eric Trump, the president’s son, told the Daily Mail.
He added: “Although we are not legally obligated to do this, we have pledged to account for all profits from foreign government business at our hotels and clubs and have donated that money back to the United States of America.”
As the Trump Organization is investing its own money back into the U.S. government, the Obamas and Clintons have made a fortune off their positions in the government.
As noted by the Daily Mail, former President Bill Clinton used “a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server.”
Clinton exploited the Former President’s Act to take in more money than any president in U.S. history.
Obama’s foundation and groups also raked in millions while he was in office, which was stuffed into the former first family’s pockets.
Not only has Trump given all four of his presidential checks so far to government agency’s, the Trump Organization has donated all of its profits back to the U.S. government.
Trump continues to prove he will always put America first.