Trump ordered to pay $2M for misusing his charitable foundation

Trump ordered to pay $2M for misusing his charitable foundation

A New York judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2m for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 campaign. Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla said that the president ’breached his fiduciary duty’ by allowing the foundation to stage a ’Trump for Vets’ charity event in Iowa in 2016. The event brought in $5.6m in donations, half of it was used to benefit the presidential campaign.

Tom A
Tom A
Mister Manager
Mister Manager 5 months

And the Clinton Foundation?

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 5 months

Copied from another thread; In reality, this lawsuit was setoff by the following series of events Ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus, candidate Trump held a fundraiser. The fundraiser raised $2.8 million, which was all given to veterans charities. The funds were raised through the Trump Foundation, but campaign staff managed the fundraiser and distributed the funds to charities. Liberals decided that these funds counted as campaign contributions (zero percent of which went to the Trump campaign), and a judge agreed helped “further Mr. Trump’s political campaign.” One hundred percent of the money raised went to charity, and the Trump campaigned covered the entire cost of administering distribution of the funds. But because giving millions of dollars to veterans tends to be good PR for a presidential candidate, a judge decided that this helped further the Trump campaign. So for his efforts to help veterans, Trump was rewarded with a $2 million fine and the billionth bogus media narrative to plague his presidency. Maybe one day the media will discover what the Clinton Foundation is.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 5 months

Looks more like a shakedown. Epstein did not kill himself

John W
John W 5 months

Wikipedia has details, basically they are harassing him telling him the charity helped his campaign, because he mentioned it at campaign events like it's publicity.

Rhokanth 5 months

Trump voters know this already. Everybody's also heard about Trump University too. What people don't get is Trump voters like his POLICIES and just accept the Trump that comes with it. Not like any politician is a saint.

John W
John W 5 months

note how they say misuse Charity, not funds. tricky wordspeak. the NY judge just decalared his announcement of helping vets at campaign events, helped his election therefore, something is wrong with the charity in general.

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 5 months

Fake news!

Mitchell 5 months

Cool, now fine the Clintons for the Clinton foundation.

porcus 5 months

Duplicate of

CoLpOeSnED 5 months

Omg Dems really jumped the gun woth the impeachment, focus on this!!

deletia 5 months

"The judge also declined a request by the New York attorney general that Trump pay a statutory penalty twice the amount of damages, noting that Trump 'has stipulated to a number of proactive conditions so that the conduct which engendered this petition should not occur in the future.'" That's a nice way to say that the Trump family is basically banned from ever forming a charitable foundation again due to overwhelming abuses the first time.

Mask de Plainview
Mask de Plainview 5 months

Wasnt this the $2M he used to support veterans? Why does he have to give that back?

Dave 5 months

Trump gives them $4 million and has another event.

Taven Strickert
Taven Strickert 5 months

it's not about another Foundation or what they've done it's about this particular foundation and what it's done. Yeah maybe there are other Charities like the Clinton Foundation that should be investigated and I'm not going to get into that even if it's true cuz that's not the substance of the article which is directly related to Trump's Foundation which would not be his first time of misusing funds that were meant for Noble goal like several other Charities he has had in the past and like Trump University his family has a way of getting their money back one way or another. so if you want to have a discussion about what other foundations are doing that's fine find an article about it and post onto there but the posts about this article should be related to this article and its contents

npc8472 5 months


eddy yetty
eddy yetty 5 months

As if we needed more evidence of the double standards. Its funny how things always seem to flow one way

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 5 months

Bonespurs continually breaks the law and has admitted it several times. Many people have charities that are ripping off people, including tons of religious leaders and organizations.

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