Trump funnelled money from donors into private business after election loss, report finds

Erwin Oropesa
Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC, ((Associated Press))
Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC, ((Associated Press))

Donald Trump has funnelled thousands of dollars from his donors into his private business after his loss in the 2020 presidential election.

The former president’s reelection campaign moved roughly $2.8 million from donors into the Trump Organisation over his term, including at least $81,000 since Mr Trump lost the election, according to Forbes, based on campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission. .

One of his campaign’s joint-fundraising groups working with the Republican Party also moved another $4.3 million from donors into the former president’s business over the course of his time in office, including $331,000 after Election Day.

A week after news media outlets called the results of the election for Joe Biden, a joint-fundraising committee paid his hotels nearly $300,000 for room

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Who is Michael Boulos? Tiffany Trump announces engagement to Lebanon-born business executive

Erwin Oropesa
Tiffany Trump gets engaged to Michael Boulos (Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump gets engaged to Michael Boulos (Getty Images for Taoray Wang)

After Tiffany Trump, 27, announced that she was engaged the day before her father’s presidency ends, the question many people were asking was who exactly was the man who’d won her heart.

Step forward Michael Boulos, a 23-year-old business executive who was first photographed with Ms Trump in 2018.

Ms Trump later introduced Mr Boulos to her family during Thanksgiving 2018 at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.

Mr Boulos grew up in Nigeria where his family owns a number of businesses. Despite Mr Trump’s comments calling some parts of Africa “s***hole countries,” the Boulos family spent Christmas Eve at the White House in 2019.

Born in Kfaraakka, a village in northern Lebanon, Mr Boulos is of French and Lebanese descent. He moved to Nigeria at a young age, where his family owns a multibillion-dollar conglomerate and a large number

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Business leaders tell Congress to certify Biden won election, Trump lost

Erwin Oropesa

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the transition team’s Covid-19 advisory board Nov. 9, 2020 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Major U.S. business leaders on Monday urged that Congress this week certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump, who has refused to recognize his loss in the 2020 election.

Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Partnership for New York City separately issued statements calling for an end to efforts to undermine Biden’s win.

“This presidential election has been decided and it is time for the country to move forward. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have won the Electoral College and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral process,” the Partnership for New York City said in its statement.

“Congress should certify the

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