President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure forms released by the US Office of Government Ethics on Friday show that Trump’s business empire netted mixed returns in the run-up to, and the months following, his inauguration.
The disclosure, which reflects assets held as recently as April 15, 2017, lists holdings valued around $US1.4 billion. Trump also reported higher revenue at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has often spent his weekends as president.
One of the several assets seemingly buoyed by Trump’s presidency was his 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal.” The financial disclosure indicates that royalties for the book ranged between $US100,000 and $US1,000,000.
The range was between $US50,000 and $US100,000 in 2016, and between $US15,000 and $US50,000 in 2015.