Newsweek: Is Donald Trump Profiting Off Natural Disasters?

Chris Riotta
Sep 8, 2017
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Donald Trump proposed to slash funding for federal disaster relief and emergency preparedness programs just months into his presidency. Now, with Hurricane Irma barreling toward the southeastern U.S. coastline and Houston beginning to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, the first family stands to add to its bankroll during—and in the wake of—major natural disasters striking the United States.

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Ethics experts decried Trump’s apparent self-advertising, including Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, who tweeted his about his frustrations with the president.

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