Scrooge McTrump’s Stingy Giving

From: theresurgent.com,  by Steve Berman,  on Apr 11, 2016,  see the article HERE. Emphasis is Garnet92’s.

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Scrooge McTrump

The Washington Post took a detailed look at Donald Trump’s charitable giving, diving into 93 pages of contributions compiled by his campaign.

Not a single one of those donations was actually a personal gift of Trump’s own money.

Instead, according to a Washington Post analysis, many of the gifts that Trump cited to prove his generosity were free rounds of golf, given away by his courses for charity auctions and raffles.

Like in everything else, Trump gilds the truth, and where there’s no truth to gild, he manufactures it out of whole cloth.

In addition, many of the gifts on the list came from the charity that bears his name, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which didn’t receive a personal check from Trump from 2009 through 2014, according to the most recent public tax filings. Its work is largely funded by others, although Trump decides where the gifts go.

Some beneficiaries on the list are not charities at all: They included clients, other businesses and tennis superstar Serena Williams.

He treats the Trump Foundation like it was his own money (it’s not).

The Trump Foundation gave out $591,000 in 2014.

“He’s using [the foundation] as a kind of checkbook, with other people’s money,” Leslie Lenkow sky, a faculty member at Indiana University’s school of philanthropy, said after The Post described the recipients of the Trump Foundation’s gifts.

“Not a good model. It’s not wrong. It’s not unique. But it’s poor philanthropy.”

A poor philanthropist, a poor businessman, and he will make a poor president.

Read the whole thing.

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I wonder how the Trumpanzees will try to explain away their idol’s reluctance to give deserving charities his own money. He seems perfectly happy to give other people’s money away. Will YOU be happy when he starts giving YOUR hard earned taxpayer money away?

Is he cheap? Or selfish? Or both? If it weren’t for BAD character, this guy wouldn’t have any character at all.

Garnet92.

 

 



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7 replies

  1. Giving away other people’s money, but not his own. Anybody need more proof that he is another lying Democrat?

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    • It still pisses me off that he used veterans to draw viewers away from the Fox debate, supposedly got some $6 million in contributions and STILL hasn’t distributed half of it to the vet’s groups that they had already identified. And the guy in charge of vet’s affairs for Trump says, “It’s not high on my priority list.”

      The truth is plain – Trump USED the veterans when it suited his purpose, not that he’s onto other things, they’re no longer important. Is that any way for a Commander-in-Chief to act?

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  2. Like Curt, I don’t much care whether he gives to charities either, but I do have a big problem with him lying about it, along with the other long list of whoppers he’s told. He didn’t get dubbed the King of Whoppers for no reason. We’ve already survived almost 8 years of lies, we sure don’t need another egotistical liar in the White House.

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    • Kathy, it’s become plain that The Donald doesn’t believe himself to be bound by Christian doctrine to tell the truth. And the worst part, is that he doesn’t even care when he lies because he doesn’t believe that anyone will challenge him on it. I honestly can’t understand how anyone can support a candidate for president who is a PROVEN liar – not just an artificial label applied by an opponent candidate like Trump applies to “lyin” Ted, but a genuine, supported by the facts, proven liar. As you said, almost 8 years of another professional liar OUGHT to be enough, even for masochists.

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  3. I don’t put much weight on charitable giving by politicians, unless there is obvious deception involved. Cruz, Clinton, & Sanders aren’t large personal charitable givers either.

    Under the Mosaic Law, tithing was the system of income tax by which the theocratic Levitical government was to be funded. We no longer have a theocratic government, and tithing to support it was replaced in the 16th A. Those of us who are members of a church have an obligation to support its functionality, but this can be done by providing services as well as money. Certain churches are notorious for their money-grubbing, of course. And don’t forget televangelists peddling their miraculous prayer towels, etc.

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    • I wouldn’t either Curtis, except when a candidate raises the issue. Trump’s lax distribution of the veteran’s funds is what got me started on this issue and he made a big deal out of his Trump Foundation when he “co-opted” the veteran issue to compete with the Fox debate he skipped. When he doesn’t contribute even a piddling amount to his own “foundation,” yet boasts of his own philanthropy, that just shows another example of his hypocrisy.

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