Donald Trump’s hotels and other businesses accepted more than $7.8 million from foreign governments during his presidency, according to a new report from Democrats in Congress.

China is accused of contributing over $5.5m to Trump’s payments, violating the US constitution. The report, based on documents from Trump’s former accounting firm, reveals that the US constitution prohibits presidents from accepting gifts without congressional permission.

Trump’s sons managed businesses, including the Trump International Hotel, but he maintained ownership. Trump faced lawsuits for conflicts of interest, but the Supreme Court dismissed them in 2021. Democrats claim Trump’s loyalties were split by foreign payments, including arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

The report reveals Saudi Arabia and its royal family were the second biggest patrons of Trump’s businesses, spending over $600,000 at his properties. Democrats argue these findings reflect Trump’s first two years and only four properties, with Trump’s tax records showing significant business losses.