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Wed Oct 5, 2016, 03:27 PM

 

What we know about Trump's foundation ~ by David Fahrenthold

Mike Pence and Tim Kaine argued about it during the vice presidential debate. Here are the facts.


1/During the VP debate, Pence and Kaine argued about @realDonaldTrump's charitable foundation. Here's what we know about it...

2/The Trump Fdn is unusual, in that it runs entirely on other ppl's $: @realDonaldTrump hasn't donated since '08.
How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people’s money
An investigation of the Donald J. Trump Foundation — including examinations of 17…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-donald-trump-retooled-his-charity-to-spend-other-peoples-money/2016/09/10/da8cce64-75df-11e6-8149-b8d05321db62_story.html

3/@realDonaldTrump's Fdn also appeared to violate rules abt self-dealing, which bar nonprofit leaders frm using charity $ to help themselves

4/@realDonaldTrump used Fdn $ to buy: a 6ft portrait of himself ($20K), a 4ft portrait of himself ($10K) & a Tebow-signed helmet ($12k).

5/He also appeared to spend $258K from the Fdn to pay settlements in lawsuits involving his for-profit businesses.
Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems
The use of money in four new cases appears to violate the laws that govern charities.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-used-258000-from-his-charity-to-settle-legal-problems/2016/09/20/adc88f9c-7d11-11e6-ac8e-cf8e0dd91dc7_story.html

6/@realDonaldTrump also used Fdn $ to give a prohibited political gift to @agpambondi. He later paid a $2.5K penalty
Trump pays IRS a penalty for his foundation violating rules with gift to aid Florida…
The contribution was made to a group supporting Pam Bondi from a foundation…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/01/trump-pays-irs-a-penalty-for-his-foundation-violating-rules-with-gift-to-florida-attorney-general/

7/Most recent news: NY AG ordered @realDonaldTrump's Fdn to stop fundraising b/c it wasn't registered to do so.
Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising by N.Y. attorney general’s office
The charity broke state law by soliciting donations without proper authorization,…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-foundation-ordered-to-stop-fundraising-by-ny-attorney-generals-office/2016/10/03/1d4d295a-8987-11e6-bff0-d53f592f176e_story.html

8/BTW, I'm also searching for proof @realDonaldTrump was giving to charity from his own pocket, as he claimed.
Searching for evidence of Trump’s personal giving
The Washington Post has contacted more than 250 charities with some ties to the…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/trump-charity-donations/


9/The end. I've now gotten waaay too excited about 30-second exchange in the VP debate.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/783501818647175168




https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/trump-charity-donations/

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Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 OP
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #1
jberryhill Oct 2016 #2
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #3
PJMcK Oct 2016 #5
jberryhill Oct 2016 #6
PJMcK Oct 2016 #7
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2016 #4
jberryhill Oct 2016 #8

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 03:30 PM

1. This is "Resistance" by Martin Kammler. @realdonaldtrump bought it in 2011 w/ $1,000 from Trump Fdn.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 03:40 PM

2. I think I saw it at the scene of a bicycle accident

 


Guy ran straight into a wall at high speed.

It sure looked a lot like that.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 03:43 PM

3. You are very helpful! lol!

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 05:23 PM

5. I guess you don't care for modern art! (wink, n/t)

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 06:01 PM

6. Well, I do care for cautious cycling

 


Poor guy lost his top hat in the wreck, too.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 06:55 PM

7. Good one! (n/t)

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 03:44 PM

4. Fahrenthold has been wonderful!

At least we still have some good investigative journalists around, even with our modern 24-hour cable news "infotainment."

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 07:02 PM

8. He's about twice as good as Celsius

 

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