Posted by: maboulette | January 10, 2017
Donald Trump Is Still Whining About The Demise Of His Phony Charity
|If you’ve followed the story of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, you’re aware that it’s an unregistered “charity” which hasn’t made a charitable donation since 2009, and is largely used by Trump himself as a personal piggy bank in violation of the law. New York state is in the process of nailing Trump for it, which is why he’s now trying to shut down his Foundation. But if his intent was to make the scandal go away quietly, he’s now damaging his own efforts by publicly whining about the whole thing.
CLAIMS HE GAVE MILLIONS
Nearly the end of what appeared to be a particularly aggravated day for him, Donald Trump tweeted that “I gave millions of dollars to DJT Foundation, raised or recieved millions more, ALL of which is given to charity, and media won’t report!” – misspelling the word ‘received’ in the process. He then followed it up with another tweet which read “The DJT Foundation, unlike most foundations, never paid fees, rent, salaries or any expenses. 100% of money goes to wonderful charities!”
DONATED NO MONEY
But the reality is that Donald Trump hasn’t donated any money to his own Trump Foundation since 2008, according to CNN. And the Foundation hasn’t made any meaningful charitable donations since 2009, says the Washington Post. For those wondering, the Trump Foundation’s last donation was to the Clinton Foundation, according to its own records.
And yet despite the thoroughly shady nature of the Trump Foundation, which hasn’t been a real charity in years and has him in increasing legal trouble in his home state of New York, it appears Donald Trump is so insistent upon pretending it’s genuine that he’s going to keep bringing attention to it.