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 purpose. For instance, hanging it on the wall of the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort, as was done with a four-foot-tall portrait that Mr. Trump spent $10,000 of Foundation money on, would be wholly impermissible. Similarly, hanging it in, for instance, one of Mr. Trump’s residences would not be a proper use of charitable money.

We have been asked on several occasions to share the current location of this portrait. Our lawyers have advised us not to answer that question.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/01/this-is-the-portrait-of-himself-that-donald-trump-bought-with-20000-from-his-charity/

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