House Democrats released a report that attempted to equate foreign businesses ordering room service at Trump hotels with Joe Biden’s business dealings.
The report, titled, White House for Sale: How Princes, Prime Ministers, and Premiers Paid Off President Trump, describes “records showing foreign government money and all the spoils from royals we can find pouring into hotels and buildings that the President continued to own during his presidency.”
“It is true that $7.8 million is almost certainly only a fraction of Trump’s harvest of unlawful foreign state money,” the report says, “but this figure in itself is a sandal and a decisive spur to action.”
European Union member-state, Cyprus, spent $590 at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.
Hungary spent $1,011 at the same location.
Regarding expenditures from China, the Democrats wrote, “The Committee’s Democratic staff has documented more than $5.5 million in spending at Trump-owned properties during former President Trump’s time in office by the government of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.), as well as by the state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Hainan Airlines Holding Company, a Chinese state-owned airline.”
Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said of the report, “After promising ‘the greatest infomercial in political history,’ former President Donald Trump repeatedly and willfully violated the U.S. Constitution by failing to divest from his business empire and allowing his businesses to accept millions of dollars in payments from some of the most corrupt nations on earth.”
“The limited records that the Committee obtained show that while Donald Trump was in office, he received more than $5.5 million from the Chinese government and Chinese state-owned enterprises, as well as millions more from 19 other foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia through just four of the more than 500 entities he owned,” Raskin added.
House Oversight Republicans called the report something “beyond parody.”
“It’s beyond parody that Democrats continue their obsession with former President Trump. Former President Trump has legitimate businesses but the Bidens do not,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said in a statement, according to the New York Post. “The Bidens and their associates made over $24 million by cashing in on the Biden name in China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Romania. No goods or services were provided other than access to Joe Biden and the Biden network.”
Eric Trump called the report a “joke.”
“What a joke! All foreign government profits, for stays at our hotels and other properties while my father was in office, were voluntaraly donated to the United States Treasury,” he shared on X.