In 2016, the Washington Post published an article titled “Did Trump Steal from a Charity?” The article detailed how Donald Trump may have used his foundation to launder money.
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In 2016, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump had used $258,000 from his Trump Foundation charity to settle lawsuits against his businesses. The article also claimed that Trump had used charity funds to purchase a portrait of himself. These allegations have been denied by the Trump organization, but they have still caused many to question the president’s ethics.
The Washington Post story
In 2016, The Washington Post published a story alleging that Donald Trump had used his foundation to make payments to settle lawsuits against his businesses, among other improper uses of funds. The New York Attorney General’s office opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation soon after the story was published.
The Trump Foundation has since been dissolved, and Trump has agreed to pay $2 million in restitution to various charities.
The Florida Attorney General’s investigation
In 2016, the Florida Attorney General’s office began investigating whether Trump had stolen from his charity, the Trump Foundation, in order to settle legal disputes and whether he had used the foundation to promote his presidential campaign.
The investigation is ongoing, but here’s what we know so far: In 2016, the Washington Post reported that Trump had used $258,000 from the Trump Foundation to settle lawsuits against his businesses. The Post also reported that Trump had used foundation money to buy a six-foot portrait of himself.
In 2017, the New York Attorney General’s office sued the Trump Foundation for illegally using charitable funds to pay forTrump’s political activities, and for violating laws governing charities. The suit alleges that Trump used $2.8 million from the foundation to settle lawsuits against his businesses, that he used $11,525 from the foundation to buy a portrait of himself, and that he spent $100,000 from the foundation to buy a Tim Tebow-autographed helmet.
The New York Attorney General’s office is seeking to dissolve the Trump Foundation and has asked a judge to bar Trump and his children from serving on nonprofits in the future.
In 2016, the Washington Post reported that Trump had used $258,000 from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that were brought against him. Trump has denied any wrongdoing, saying that the money was used to settle the lawsuits so that the money could go to charities.
After being accused of stealing from a charity, Trump took to Twitter to defend himself.
“I give to many charities and have been honored by them,” he wrote. “I don’t want any credit for it.”
Trump also tweeted that the “liberal media” is “dishonest” and “trying to destroy me.”
The Trump Foundation’s response
The Trump Foundation is a private, not-for-profit charitable foundation established in 1988. The Foundation’s mission is to assist and support charitable organizations that promote the well-being of families and children.
In response to recent allegations, the Trump Foundation has issued the following statement:
“The Trump Foundation is a private foundation that has contributed millions of dollars to charitable causes. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or organizations for political purposes.
The Foundation’s giving is focused on supporting programs that help children and families, including healthcare and education initiatives. The Foundation has a strong track record of supporting charities and has donated millions of dollars to numerous organizations over the years.
The allegations against the Trump Foundation are completely false and have no basis in fact. The Trump Foundation is cooperating fully with the investigations by the Attorney General’s office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and we expect to be fully vindicated.”
Supporters of President Trump are coming to his defense after it was revealed that he may have stolen from a charity. TheAftermath is a section where we explore the events that happen after a story breaks. In this case, we will explore how Trump’s supporters are reacting to the news.
The Washington Post’s follow-up story
In the wake of The Washington Post’s story about Donald Trump’s alleged theft from a charitable foundation, the Trump campaign has gone on the offensive.
Trump’s lawyer, Alan Garten, has denied the allegations, calling them “ridiculous” and “speechless.” Trump himself took to Twitter to attack the Post, calling the story “FAKE NEWS!”
The Post’s story, based on interviews with more than 20 people familiar with the matter, alleges that Trump used money from his foundation to pay for personal expenses, including a portrait of himself. The story also alleges that Trump used foundation money to settle legal disputes.
Trump has not denied using foundation money to pay for personal expenses. However, he has said that he did not use any foundation money to settle legal disputes.
The Florida Attorney General’s office’s response
In a statement, the Florida Attorney General’s office said it was “aware of the allegations” and would “review them thoroughly.”
The Trump Foundation did not respond to requests for comment.