KEY POINTS
  • President Donald Trump's hotel in New York City earlier this year reversed a two-year trend of declining rental revenue after members of the entourage of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman booked rooms there, The Washington Post reported.
  • The news came a week after a federal judge allowed to proceed a lawsuit against Trump that claims he is violating the Constitution's emoluments clause by accepting business payments from foreign governments.
  • Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said the news of the Trump International Hotel getting business the news is "just another piece of evidence that Donald Trump is violating the nation's original anti-corruption law: he's getting payments from foreign governments."
The entrance of Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York.

President Donald Trump's hotel in New York City earlier this year reversed a two-year trend of declining rental revenue after travelers with crown prince of Saudi Arabia booked rooms there, a new report said Friday.

The Trump International Hotel saw a 13-percent increase in rental revenue in the first three months of this year after several people accompanying Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stayed for five days in March, according to The Washington Post.