Trump calls the US presidency 'one of the great losers of all time,' because he says he's not making more money

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  • President Donald Trump said he loves his job at the
    White House — with one exception.
  • “I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” Trump
    claimed in an interview with The New York Times published on
    Thursday night. He said he’s not in it for the money, and called
    the financial outlook of the presidency “one of the great losers of
    all time.”
  • Trump also appeared to address some of the scrutiny
    surrounding potential conflicts of interest with his business
    enterprises, namely his Trump-branded hotels.
  • The former real-estate mogul now earns a base income of
    $400,000 per year as president, which he donates to various
    organizations.

President Donald Trump said he loves his job at the White House
— with one exception.

“I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” Trump claimed

in an interview with The New York Times
published on Thursday
night, saying he wasn’t in it for the money, and calling the
financial outlook of the presidency “one of the great losers of all
time.”

Despite this, Trump says he loves the job.

“I don’t know if I should love doing it, but I love doing it,”
he said.

Trump also appeared to address some of the scrutiny surrounding
potential conflicts of interest with his business enterprises,
namely his Trump-branded hotels. World leaders and lobbyists have

frequented
the hotels during his presidency, raising suspicions
that they may have done so to try to curry favor with Trump.

“You know, fortunately, I don’t need money,” Trump said. “But
they’ll say that somebody from some country stayed at a hotel. And
I’ll say, ‘Yeah.’ But I lose, I mean, the numbers are
incredible.”

Trump did not provide any specifics about how much money his
companies have earned or lost while he’s been in the White House.
Multiple news reports
published in the last two years
describe how portions of his
businesses have
lost money since he took office
.

The former real-estate mogul now earns a base income of $400,000
per year as president, which he
donates
to various organizations, including the Small Business
Administration, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism, and the National Park Service.

Trump’s tax payer-funded income is noticeably smaller than what
he was earning as the star of NBC’s reality show “The
Apprentice.”

Financial documents for the show revealed Trump earned over $30
million in 2005, and $65 million between 2004 to 2007 for revenue
and distribution-based royalties, according to
Yahoo Finance
.

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Trump calls the US presidency 'one of the great losers of all time,' because he says he's not making more money