Upon winning the White House, Donald Trump promised that his hotel company would donate all profits made off of foreign government hotel stays to the US Treasury. Now liberals in Congress are wanting to know why that promise is not being kept. The Trump Organization is now saying that it is too difficult to know who all their guests work for, making it difficult to know what profit to donate.
As Donald J. Trump prepared to assume the presidency, he unveiled an ethics plan promising that his company would donate to the United States Treasury “all profits” from foreign government patronage of his hotels. Several months later, the Trump Organization is finding that pledge daunting to keep.
The company told Congress in a recent submission that it was all but impossible to identify every foreign government official who walked through the doors of its hotels. And investigating all its patrons, the organization argued, would interfere with its business and ask too much of customers.
“To fully and completely identify all patronage at our properties by customer type is impractical in the service industry,” the company wrote in a nine-page pamphlet outlining its policy…
It’s ironic that Democrats are fervently trying to keep President Donald Trump from fulfilling any of his campaign promises, but are now bent on trying to force him and his organization to keep this one promise. Perhaps Trump’s people need to tell the Democrats that they’ll strive harder to fulfill this campaign promise if they allow Trump to fulfill his other promises.