While the Donald J. Trump Foundation continues its daily meltdown into a quagmire of political payoffs, illegal transactions, and astonishing acts of greed, the Clinton Foundation has been doing its paperwork.
… as questions swirl about Trump’s own Foundation, thanks to a series of investigative articles in The Washington Post that reveal Trump uses almost none of his own money to make donations, the Initiative’s annual meeting is an apt time for the Clintons to show off just how much good their Foundation has actually done.
And boy, did Bill bring the receipts. …
- 3,600: That’s how many public commitments the Initiative’s attendees have made on stage over the last 12 years;
- 435 million: That’s how many people those commitments have helped;
- 52 million: That’s how many children have received access to education as a result of those commitments;
- 114 million: That’s how many people can drink clean water because of the Initiative.
The list goes on.
Donald Trump’s foundation has one real beneficiary: Trump. He uses the foundation to pull in cash and spend it as he likes, and the small amount that actually reaches genuine charities is often used to lure events to Trump venues or earn cheap publicity for Trump.
The Clinton Foundation is the real deal, with real numbers that are going to be hard to deny.
…. in 2014, the Initiative partnered with the data-mining company Palantir, which was founded by noted Trump backer (and all around swell guy) Peter Thiel, to track progress on its first decade of commitments.
The study found that nearly 82 percent of the pledges made at CGI—which run the gamut from healthcare initiatives to education projects to data collection efforts—were either completed or underway. And of the ones that were completed, more than two-thirds had either hit or exceeded the number of people they set out to help. That may sound dry, but it’s important, given how difficult it is for non-profit organizations to track the long tail of their impact.
The Clinton Foundation has been open, effective, and put an unprecedented effort into demonstrating results. That Trump continues to call the Clinton Foundation…
“the most corrupt enterprise in political history”
…. is itself one of the greatest scandals of this campaign. The Trump Foundation has been helped along by the willingness of the media to overlook any action on Trump’s part and to assume scandal from the Clintons.
There is a new book out about President Clinton Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, written by by Joe Conason. It starts on the first day out of office and goes into great detail on the planning and building of the Clinton Library as well as the beginning of the Foundation. Clinton has saved so many people’s lives with Aids/HIV medication that he has made up for every wrong thing (real or imagined) this man has done. There is just no comparison between the Clinton Foundation and the Trump Foundation. This book is highly recommended.
The book also shows how hard Clinton has worked to make certain than there is no hint of scandal when Hillary Clinton was Sec of State and what they plan to do if she is elected president. You will also read how foreign money got into the Foundation and why. And best of all – the sums they both have made on giving speeches is explain by the agency that books their speeches and how much other celebrates with the same agency makes on speeches.