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This yr, I think of our Trump Org. coverage as 3 I’s:
1. Income. How’s the biz doing financially?
2. Influence. Who might try to influence @realdonaldtrump thru his biz?
3. Immigration. Is the biz using undocumented labor, despite Trump’s rhetoric against it? 1/
On the Influence front:
We wrote about how 9 top @TMobile execs checked into @realdonaldtrump’s D.C. hotel on the day after they announced a merger that will need Trump admin approval. 2/ washingtonpost.com/politics/a-pla…
In all, @TMobile execs spent $195K at @realdonaldtrump’s hotel in 10 months.
They say they weren’t trying to buy Trump’s favor. They just liked the hotel. 3/ washingtonpost.com/politics/t-mob…
On Immigration, we’ve detailed the widespread use of undocumented workers at @realdonaldtrump’s courses, which continued into his presidency. In Costa Rica, there’s a whole town filled with former Trump workers who worked w/o papers. 4/ washingtonpost.com/politics/my-wh…
Trump Org fired a number of its undocumented workers this year. We’ve covered their descriptions of working for @realdonaldtrump – including two at a NY golf course who said they had to work hours without pay. 5/ washingtonpost.com/politics/at-tr…
So that brings us to Income, which is what our story deals with today.
How is Trump’s company doing, two years into his presidency and four years into his political career? At Doral – a key moneymaker for Trump – the answer is: worse. 6/ washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
What does that mean for @realdonaldtrump's company's overall profits and losses? We don't know. We can only see snapshots of some Trump businesses. Some of them -- esp. 2 buildings w/out Trump's name -- are thriving. 7/
These three I’s relate to one another, of course.
Firing undocumented immigrants raises labor costs, which could eat up income. Declining income might make companies, countries, interest groups think @realdonaldtrump would be more open to influence through $. 7/
So keep reading. And please let us know if you have ANY tips about one of those three I’s – or any other topic related to Trump Org. I’m at fahrenthold@washpost.com. END/
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