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Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016.
A Trump Organization executive says the company has donated profits via foreign government patrons at its hotel properties to the U.S. Treasury, however won’t say how much.
Executive Vice-President as well as Chief Compliance Counsel George Sorial says in a statement in which the donation was made on Feb. 22 as well as includes profits via Jan. 20 through Dec. 31, 2017. The company declined to provide a sum or breakdown.
The U.S. Treasury did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Sorial says the company has made not bad on an ethics pledge to donate foreign government profits during Donald Trump’s presidency.
The watchdog group Public Citizen has questioned the spirit of the pledge because the methodology used would likely not require any donation via unprofitable properties receiving foreign government revenue.