U.S. government officials have made 1,493 trips to properties owned by President Trump during his presidency. So have 121 foreign officials from 71 different governments and dozens of corporations and lobbyists seeking to influence federal policy. Trump “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business,” White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says.
Los Angeles Times
About 6 million children younger than age 11 have parents who suffer from drug addiction. Child welfare officials removed about 90,000 children and teens from their families in 2017 because of a parent who had a substance abuse problem.
The federal government has obtained only 16 percent of the private land in south Texas that would be required to complete the 500 miles of new border fencing that President Trump promised to complete by 2020. Many landowners do not plan to sell and may take the government to court if it tries to seize the land.
The Washington Post
Billionaire George Soros’ lobbying organization spent $72 million on lobbying since President Trump took office in January 2017. Last year, the Open Society Policy Center spent $31.5 million to lobby on various progressive causes, putting it in third place, behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($94.8 million) and the National Association of Realtors ($72.8 million).
The Washington Free Beacon