In 2007, Donald and Melania Trump purchased a six-foot-tall portrait of Mr. Trump at a charity auction. Then they used Trump Foundation assets to pay for it. Because charitable funds were used to pay for the portrait, there is a legal obligation that it be put towards a charitable […]
At a 2014 auction, Donald Trump spent $10,000 of Foundation money to purchase a four-foot-tall portrait of himself that he had bid on and won. The portrait was subsequently hung on the wall at Trump National Doral Miami, Mr. Trump’s Florida golf resort. According to the New York Attorney […]
In 2013, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi personally solicited Mr. Trump for a donation to her “Justice for All” re-election campaign. And Mr. Trump was happy to oblige, personally signing the $25,000 check that was sent to Ms. Bondi. However, Mr. Trump didn’t write this particular check out of […]
In October 2006, Mr. Trump got into a small dispute with the city of Palm Beach, and erected a magnificent 80-foot flagpole to display an enormous American flag. But because the city only allowed 42-foot flagpoles, it imposed a $1,250/day fine on Mr. Trump. When the fines grew to […]
Where does The Donald J. Trump Foundation’s money go? Here are some of our donations that have made headlines and attracted attention from the national media and, occasionally, the government as well.