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    Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago


    Mar-a-Lago "charity event"

    7/7/18
    Over the past decade, President Donald Trump’s private foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to charitable organizations after they hosted events at his private Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida. A review of the Trump Foundation’s tax records back to 2008 revealed that nearly all of the $706,000 in donations the organization made went to charities that hosted large events at Trump’s exclusive south Florida golf resort, according to an analysis by The Palm Beach Post. The Post found a pattern that showed $25,000 donations were typically given to a charity by the Trump Foundation after an event was relocated to Mar-a-Lago from a different venue. Those charities included local Red Cross and Salvation Army chapters, Morselife Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Palm Beach Zoo. The Trump Foundation has been under investigation for years by the state of New York and, as a result, had a lawsuit filed against it last month by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood. In the lawsuit filed June 14, she called the Trump Foundation a “little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality.” In the past few years, the Trump Foundation has admitted to the IRS it violated a “self-dealing” ban, which prohibited Trump and his family from directly using the money on themselves that was meant for the charity.
    Why is the Trump Foundation paying different charities "rebates"? Mar-a-Lago (a pseudo-Spanish name) is Trumps "pay-to-play" launching/landing pad.

    The St. Jude Children's' Hospital learned its lesson the hard way about Trump "charity events".

    Related: Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago

    How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    Pay to Play is good as long as it is for Trump.
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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Pay to Play is good as long as it is for Trump.
    You beat me to it. LOL
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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    I miss the good old days when presents sold off pardons

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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    I miss the good old days when presidents sold off pardons

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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal “checkbook” for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign....

    "Mr. Trump ran the Foundation according to his whim, rather than the law," the lawsuit on.ny.gov/2lbdv0V said.

    The lawsuit, filed on Trump’s 72nd birthday in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeks $2.8 million of restitution plus penalties, a 10-year ban on Trump serving as a director of a New York nonprofit, and one-year bans for his children.

    “As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Underwood said in a statement. “That is not how private foundations should function.”

    The foundation had no employees, had never written a required protocol for disbursing funds and its board of directors, which “existed in name only,” had not met since 1999, the lawsuit said..."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1JA26G

    https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/file...d_petition.pdf


    The trial is set for October and the Trump's asked the judge if the trial could be moved to a later date because they didn't want it to interfere with the mid-term election. The judge burst out laughing and said... "no." She said that not only would she not reschedule the trial date but that she might even order Trump to personally testify.

    Trump went berserk on twitter blaming the democrats.

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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    Quote Originally Posted by Chillfolks View Post
    I miss the good old days when presidents sold off pardons
    And overnights in the Lincoln Bedroom....
    The American Left never had the right to try to control minds or conversations.... that is abuse....and it has to be over.
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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    Quote Originally Posted by Chillfolks View Post
    I miss the good old days when presents sold off pardons
    You may not have to wait long.

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    Re: Trump Foundation Donated to Charities After They Held Events at Mar-a-Lago

    On top of the pay-for-play aspect, there is this:
    Over the past decade, President Donald Trump’s private foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to charitable organizations
    What we see there is that the Trump Foundation, which wasn't an operating foundation (public charity) (See also: What Is a Private Foundation?), a billionaire's foundation, donated "hundreds of thousands of dollars" over decades. "Hundreds of thousands." That's it, from a purported multi-billionaire.

    Think about that:



    The point: Trump's either a cheap SOB or he's not the big billionaire he'd have us think he is. I mean, really. He alleged to have earned about ~$550M in 2015.

    I won't lie. I don't believe him because if it were true, it's make him the single highest earning person that year, several times over. The notion that someone, let alone someone in the businesses Trump is, earns that much in one year is just preposterous. Regardless of what he earned in any year, why lie about it? There's no shame in being "regular" filthy rich and once one gets to a certain income level, it really doesn't matter how much more one earns or accumulates because everyone who got to that point has won.
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