Monday, September 12, 2016

The Trump Foundation -- Empty of Trump's Own Money -- Is the Real Scandal.

Trump has figured out how to use his charity to enrich himself and make illegal campaign donations. But, hey, that's sexier than AIDS medicine for the masses!

"What, I'm expected to be charitable? That's lousy business!"

So the WaPo has been looking into the real scandal of this political season:
Donald Trump's charity is not like other charities.
For one thing — as The Washington Post explained Sunday — the money in the Donald J. Trump Foundation does not come from Trump himself. Tax records show that Trump hasn't donated any money to his foundation since 2008. Instead, he has retooled his personal charity so that it gives away other people's money — although Trump has kept his name on the foundation, and atop its checks.
For another, the Trump Foundation seems to have repeatedly defied the Internal Revenue Service rules that govern nonprofits. It gave a prohibited political gift to help Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi (R). It appears to have bought items for Trump — including a $12,000 football helmet and a $20,000 portrait of Trump — despite IRS rules against "self-dealing" by charity leaders.
And, in at least five cases, the Trump Foundation may have reported making a donation that didn't seem to exist.
Read the whole story. Then pass it on.

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