The Associated Press reports:
Donald Trump’s top corporate deputies considered adding a “presidential premium” to his Trump Tower penthouse, Mar-a-Lago resort and other assets during his White House years, a gambit that would’ve padded his net worth by nearly $145 million, an executive at the former president’s company testified Friday.
State lawyers contend that merely going through the exercise underscores how Trump and his underlings were intent on finding ways to beef up his bottom line.
Birney said Trump executives considered tacking 25% onto the Trump Tower apartment’s value as a “premium for presidential personal residence” in 2017, his first year in office. They weighed doing the same for Trump’s winter and summer homes at Mar-a-Lago and his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Birney said.
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NEW: Executive at Donald Trump’s company testifies they considered adding a “presidential premium” to Mar-a-Lago & other assets during his White House years. Scrapped gambit would’ve padded his net worth by nearly $145 million. https://t.co/wT97NV7DBu
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