Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

The whole family is sleaze incarnate. But what else could you expect?
In an interview with Forbes [...] , Eric Trump said on two separate occasions that the Trump Organization, which he currently manages with his brother while his father serves as President, didn’t charge his charity for the use of its amenities.

However, Forbes found a spike in expenses for the charity tournament consistent with a former foundation board member and a Trump Organization employee who said the foundation began paying the Trump Organization to use its courses.


Forbes also reported that, just as costs spiked, the Donald J. Trump Foundation — the President’s own shadowy charity, to which he hasn’t personally donated since 2008 — donated $100,000 to the Eric Trump Foundation. One person Forbes interviewed who worked for the the Trump National Westchester at the time said the money was meant to offset the increased costs, and, therefore, meant to end up in the Trump Organization’s coffers.


Eric Trump has undoubtedly been generous in raising millions for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through charitable golf tournaments. But in reviewing IRS filings, Forbes found hundreds of thousands of dollars that the Trump Organization seems to have received from charitable organizations — including the Eric Trump Foundation.

Forbes also found a pattern of more than $500,000 in Eric Trump Foundation donors’ contributions being re-donated to other charities, many connected to the Trump family. At least four groups in turn paid the Trump Organization for the use of its golf courses for their own tournaments.

You know what they say: charity starts at home.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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