Trump owes lenders $315 million

Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, US, and other lenders, as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released by the US Office of Government Ethics late on Friday.

Trump had roughly $20 million in income from his new marquee Washington hotel, which opened just down the street from the White House last September. Revenues also increased at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort known as the “Winter White House.”

The American president reported income of at least $594 million for 2016 and early 2017, with assets worth at least $1.4 billion.

The 98-page disclosure document posted on the ethics office’s website showed liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of German-based Deutsche Bank AG.

For example, Trump disclosed a liability to Deutsche exceeding $50 million for the Old Post Office, a historic Washington property where he has opened a hotel.

Trump reported liabilities of at least $110 million to Ladder Capital Corp, a commercial real estate lender with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Boca Raton, Florida.

The largest component of Trump’s income was $115.9 million listed as golf-resort related revenues from Trump National Doral in Miami, down from $132 million he reported a year ago.

Income from many of his other hotels and resorts largely held steady. Revenue from Trump Corporation, his real-estate management company, nearly tripled, to $18 million, and revenue from Mar-a-Lago grew by 25 percent, to $37.25 million. The private club doubled its initiation fee to $200,000 after Trump’s election.

The businessman-turned-politician earned $11 million from the Miss Universe pageant, after selling the beauty contest back in 2015. Revenue from television shows like The Apprentice fell to $1.1 million, down from $6 million a year earlier.

In addition, Trump’s assets probably exceeded $1.4 billion because the disclosure form provided ranges of values.

The document showed Trump held officer positions in 565 corporations or other entities before becoming US president. His tenure in most of those posts ended on January 19, the day before his inauguration, and in others in 2015 and 2016.

Most of the entities involved were based in the United States, with a handful in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Bermuda, and elsewhere.

Trump has refused to release his tax returns, which would give a much clearer indication of his wealth and business interests. But he has submitted federal forms disclosing his and his family’s income, assets, and liabilities.

“President Trump welcomed the opportunity to voluntarily file his personal financial disclosure form,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the form was “certified by the Office of Government Ethics pursuant to its normal procedures”.

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