Trump International Hotel saw strong profit in early 2017

Grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington DC

"The Trump International is, if not the, then one of the top rate-getters in the city", Marc Magazine, an executive at the real estate firm Savills Studley told the Post, which cited data from the U.S. General Services Administration, the building's public landlord, on Friday. Trump eventually said he would donate the Saudi payments to the Treasury.

Of his 202 days in office, Trump has spent 65 days at his properties, a lot of them at his golf properties. The financial information was later redacted, the Journal reported.

The new records bolster concerns about the hotel and the Trump Organization. Instead, the company turned a 1.97m profit during that period at the property.

Since Trump entered the White House in January, the hotel has emerged as a Republican Party power center and popular destination for conservative, foreign and Christian groups holding meetings in Washington, earning Trump's company US$19.7m (NZ$26.9m) through April 15, according to his financial disclosure with the government.

On food and drinks, visitors spent $8.2 million, beating expectations by 37.2 percent.

That said, the hotel still has a fairly low occupancy rate - 42.3% compared to about 70% in other DC hotels.

The paper noted the hotel underperformed its own expectations in September and October of a year ago, before Trump was elected, according to data presented by several Democratic representatives who received it from the GSA.

"The documents were posted inadvertently and have been removed from the website", Pamela Dixon, a spokeswoman for the GSA, said in a statement.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. has profited almost $2 million in 2017, according to newly released figures.

Before taking office, Trump broke with presidential tradition by announcing he wouldn't divest entirely from all his businesses - and in response, many have been concerned about the president making money off of business interests, particularly those located in Washington. The Trump Organization rents the property from the federal government.

A U.S. Federal District court has set a date for oral arguments on that case for October 13. "As a result, he has received (and will continue to receive) "presents" and "emoluments" prohibited by the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses".

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