Trump Was Paid $2.5 Million To Comment On A Boxing Match, New Filing Details Show

 Trump Was Paid $2.5 Million To Comment On A Boxing Match, New Filing Details Show

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Newly revised financial disclosures indicate that former President Donald Trump earned approximately $2.5 million for commentating on a boxing match. These adjustments to his financial filings also reveal that since leaving office, Trump has made approximately $1 billion, including income from overseas ventures, speaking engagement fees, and earnings from a Florida golf course, as reported by The Washington Post.

In his initial financial disclosure, filed on April 14, Trump reported earnings for part of 2021, all of 2022, and some of 2023. The report comprised several hundred income sources, while the revised filing added new details, such as exact dollar amounts for nearly one hundred income sources, amounting to over $1.2 billion, according to The Washington Post’s estimates.

The documents show that Trump received at least $2 million for speeches at events held by Hak Ja Han Moon and the Universal Peace Federation, an organization she co-founded with her late husband, Sun Myung Moon, former Unification Church leader.

However, his most profitable speaking engagement was the $2.5 million payment from Triller Legends II for commentating on a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort in September 2021, marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Thriller Legends II confirmed this payment, attributing it to Trump’s successful hosting of previous boxing events.

Additionally, the revised disclosure revealed that former First Lady Melania Trump made $1.2 million from her speaking engagements. Trump Media and Technology Group, which operates the Truth Social platform, made around $1.2 million in advertising. Trump also repaid a Deutsche Bank loan of between $25 and $50 million on his Doral, Florida golf club.

Significant earnings include $284 million from the sale of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, $159 million from his golf resort, and $199 million from four partnerships with Hudson Waterfront Associates. However, it’s noteworthy that Trump’s April filing reported more than $5 million from the Washington hotel sale and his Doral golf course.

Presidential candidates are obligated to submit financial reports to the Office of Government Ethics within 30 days of declaring candidacy and annually on or before May 15. The exact amounts listed in Trump’s July filing exceed the typical requirement, an unusual move for presidential candidates, according to Don Fox, former general counsel and acting head of the OGE during the Obama administration. The reason for Trump’s additional disclosure remains unknown.

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