When Pres. Donald Trump settled his lawsuit with the state of New York regarding his charitable foundation, one of the terms was a requirement that Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr. undergo a “mandatory training” that will supposedly teach them to not continue to misuse charity funds.
On Tuesday, the attorney general’s office has confirmed that these three swindlers have completed their how-to-not-be-a-crook training. Who reading this thinks they’re cured? Yeah, me neither.
Last year, the Trump family was ordered to dissolve the now infamous Trump Organization, which was run by Trump and his children after the New York Attorney General’s office accused the family of using charitable donations to support Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and therefore skirt campaign finance laws.
The settlement further required that the Trump Foundation liquidate all of its remaining assets and redistribute the funds to other charities. As a result, Trump has now paid approximately $2 million to eight different charities as part of the settlement, according to a New York Times report. The Times reports that Trump made payments to the Children’s Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Citymeals on Wheels, Martha’s Table, Give an Hour, The United Negro College Fund, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the United Way of the National Capital Area.
Shouldn't you be attending your court-ordered, mandatory training on how to stop defrauding charities? https://t.co/RfWi5fL3m5
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) December 12, 2019
In addition to paying the $2 million to charities, Trump had to admit that he did indeed misuse funds from his organization to fund his presidential campaign, buy a $10,000 portrait of himself for one of his Florida hotels, and pay off some of his business legal expenses.