While former President Barack Obama made millions in office, former President Donald Trump actually lost a third of his wealth during his presidency.
Not only did his $3.5 billion worth drop to $2.4 billion while he was president, but Trump also fell almost 300 spots on Forbes billionaire rankings.
Trump had “bogged down his presidency with ethics issues for years, while also missing a chance to cash in on a market boom he helped propel,” Forbes reported.
Evangelist Franklin Graham came to Trump’s defense, noting that his wealth declines because he put “America first, not his own interests.”
“President Trump did not even take a salary when he was serving as president—he gave it all back. So many politicians leave office with far more money than when they came into office,” Graham said in response to the Forbes article.
President Trump did not take a salary when he was serving as president—he gave it all back. So many politicians leave office with far more money than when they came in. This report says he dropped about $1B in wealth during those 4 years while he served. https://t.co/AUzXs6HjsA
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 9, 2021
“This report says President Trump also dropped about $1 billion in wealth during those four years while he served. Donald Trump became president not to make money or to put his hand in the till, but to do his best to preserve the great things about this nation for future generations,” Graham continued. “He put America first, not his own interests. I’ve never seen anyone work harder.”
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