The Republican National Committee spent more than $175,000 at Mar-a-Lago on May 12 for a venue rental and catering, according to a financial disclosure filed on Sunday.
Donald Trump retained a 100% interest in his private Palm Beach resort when he became president.
The RNC now has spent at least $2.6 million at Trump’s businesses, 98.5% of which occurred after Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee for president in May 2016.
The $175,000 was for the portion of the RNC’s spring donor retreat held at Mar-a-Lago in April, an RNC spokesperson told Forbes.
Originally, the entire event had been slated to be held elsewhere, but portions were re-located to Mar-a-Lago from other venues, the Washington Post reported in March. “Many G.O.P. donors liked visiting Mar-a-Lago,” a Republican involved in planning the event told the Washington Post .
Trump lived at Mar-a-Lago from January through May, when he migrated north to one of his New Jersey golf clubs.
The Trump Organization has not replied to inquiries.