Trump intermingling business with politics as he campaigns

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump's business ventures are never far from his mind and have been playing an increasingly prominent role in his presidential campaign.

In recent weeks, Trump has held election night parties at three of his Florida properties: golf clubs in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, Florida, and twice at his sprawling Mar-a-Lago club and estate nearby.

Each evening, members of Trump's clubs have been invited to observe the festivities, followed or preceded by lavish dinners or cocktail parties.

From the beginning of his campaign, Trump has pointed to his business success as his fundamental qualification for the job of president.