It's no secret the presidency is making Trump richer. But because of the seemingly endless stream of news, scandals, and shadiness coming from this White House, it is simply impossible for most citizens to keep up with all the ways Donald Trump is getting richer by skimming a profit off his role of Commander-in-Chief. I suspect Trump Fatigue Syndrome -- a hypothetical but nonetheless understandable mental state wherein one feels worn out by trying to stay on top of all the malfeasances committed by the Trump Administration -- is to blame for our collective refusal to do much about this issue.
The most galling part of the many ways Donald Trump is profiting off of the presidency is that taxpayers are being stuck with the bill for much of it. That's right -- hard-working citizens are putting hard-earned money directly into the coffers of not only Donald Trump but his equally underhanded family, his business colleagues, and his donors. Read on to learn about the approaches Trump and Company are using to fleece the world.
He's Cutting His Own TaxesPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
He Has Continued Conducting Personal Foreign Business VenturesPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
He Conducts State Business At His Own Trump International Hotel In Washington, D.C.Photo: flickr / CC0
The Trump Family's Visits To Trump Properties Are WeeklyPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
His Taxpayer-Funded Stays At Mar-A-Lago Have Become So Frequent It's Been Nicknamed "Winter White House"Photo: flickr / CC0
His Ongoing Book Royalties Have SpikedPhoto: Random House / Amazon