Everybody knows that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a liar.
So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Trump’s claims about donating millions to charity is also a bald faced lie.
RawStory reports that David Farenhold, a reporter for the Washington Post, has spent months researching the various charity organizations that Trump claims to support. What he found is despicable, but not surprising.
The last time Donald Trump donated his own money to any charity was in 2008. That’s right. For eight full years, the self-proclaimed billionaire has not given one cent to any charitable cause.
What Trump does is the devious, unethical and probably illegal version of charitable donation.
Trump solicits money for his own Donald J. Trump Foundation. Later, he donates that money to real charities.
As you might expect, Farenhold found that none of the money going into the Donald J. Trump Foundation is from Trump himself. Nearly all of it comes from other people. So when the Donald tells us that he has donated millions to charity, he is lying. He has donated millions of other people’s money.
As you might also expect, the Trump Foundation is not exactly a model of ethical organizations. Farenhold said:
“Trump’s foundation appears to have repeatedly broken IRS rules, which require nonprofit groups to file accurate paperwork. In five cases, the Trump Foundation told the IRS that it had given a gift to a charity whose leaders told The Post that they had never received it. In two other cases, companies listed as donors to the Trump Foundation told The Post that those listings were incorrect.”
Ironic, isn’t it? The news is all full of questions about the Clinton Family Foundation. Yet the truth is that Donald Trump runs a so called charitable foundation which funnels other people’s donations to a handful of charities. The records are faked.
Oh, and then there is this tidbit of juicy news.
Donald J. Trump, candidate for President of the United States, has not only lied about giving his money to support his foundation, he has also taken money from the foundation.
Donald Trump took money from the Trump Foundation for his own personal benefit and pleasure. Guess what he bought himself with the $20,000 of donor money?
Donald Trump has this painting of himself hanging in the library bar at the Mar-a-Lago resort, per WaPo. pic.twitter.com/1boL1WwCzJ
— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) August 20, 2016
He bought a painting. Of himself. A six foot tall, bright orange portrait of himself, which now hangs in the cheesy Mar-A-Lago resort.
How is he NOT in jail?
He has lied about raising money for his foundation. A foundation which has no actual employees other than his three children, by the way. He has lied about donations made by that foundation.
He used donor money, which he told people was going to charity, to buy himself a huge painted image of himself, which he displays at one of his money making properties.
When your conservative friends bring up the fact that Trump wants the federal government to investigate the Clinton foundation, just show them that picture.
This man is a disgusting, lying ass. I wish I had a chance to stand in front of that portrait with a set of darts.