Trump Foundation Shutdown

Foundation Of Frauds


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Upon being fraudulently elected president, Donald Trump attempted to shut down his fraudulent charity, The Trump Foundation. Being that Trump’s charity is as much of a charity as his university was a university, the state of New York stopped him and froze the foundation. The state’s Attorney General wanted oversight of documents and assets of the foundation and has been engaged in a two-year investigation of the scam, I mean organization.

Trump claimed he wanted to shut down the foundation himself to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Yes, Trump who has placed his daughter and son-in-law on his staff is currently profiting from foreign dignitaries pumping thousands if not millions into his hotels, and forces the U.S. government to spend taxpayer money at his golf resorts want to avoid any appearances of conflict.

Foundation lawyer and spokesgoon, Alan S. Futerfas said, “The foundation has been seeking to dissolve and distribute its remaining assets to worthwhile charitable causes since Donald J. Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Unfortunately, the N.Y.A.G. sought to prevent dissolution for almost two years, thereby depriving those most in need of nearly $1.7 million.” In actuality, Mr. Fuckerface, I mean Futerfas, the only needy that will be deprived of foundation giving is Donald J. Trump.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood accused the foundation of “functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” and of engaging in “a shocking pattern of illegality” that included unlawfully coordinating with Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Basically, Trump wanted to shut down the foundation to avoid any government oversight.

Now, the foundation has agreed to and give away all its remaining assets under court supervision. The case isn’t closed. The Attorney General is pursuing a lawsuit that will bar Trump for ten years, and his three oldest children, Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka for one year, from the boards of other New York charities, as well as force the payment of millions in restitution and penalties. New York is stating that the president of the United States, the guy currently holding our nuclear codes, can’t be trusted to run a charity.

Trump and Republicans have spent years attacking the Clinton Foundation, an actual charity, of being corrupt, without ever providing any substance to their claims. Everything Trump has accused others of has been a projection of himself, so of course, his foundation was a personal piggy bank and the Clinton Foundation is still rolling along doing actual charity work.

The activity of Trump’s foundation was to coordinate its giving (with none of Trump’s personal funds as he stopped donating to his own charity in 2008) with his presidential campaign. Campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski directed the foundation to make disbursements in Iowa only days before the state held its presidential nominating caucuses. In an email to the foundation’s treasurer, he wrote, “Is there any way we can make some disbursements (from the proceeds of a fund-raiser) this week while in Iowa? Specifically on Saturday?” Would anyone be surprised to discover hush money to pornstars and Playmates were from the foundation?

Trump signed annual filings with the Internal Revenue Service attesting that the foundation did not engage in political activity. Trump lied to the IRS, which I’m so sure were the only times.

It did more than engage in political shenanigans. The AG office said in a court filing this year that the foundation had entered into a number of “prohibited self-dealing transactions that directly benefited Mr. Trump or entities that he controlled.”

The foundation purchased a $10,000 portrait of Trump that was displayed at one of his golf clubs, probably near all those fake Time Magazine covers. The value of the painting has depreciated to zero.

One transaction was revealed by a note in Trump’s handwriting that said $100,000 of Trump Foundation money should be directed to another charity to settle a legal dispute between the Town of Palm Beach and his Mar-a-Lago resort.

It once made a $25,000 political donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. They claimed they donated to Bondi’s PAC out of mistaking it for a charity with a similar name, but of course, they never did make a donation to that charity.

The foundation once paid $5,000 to the DC Preservation League for its annual gala for an ad in their program, but the ad didn’t mention the foundation. Instead, the ad mentioned…wait for it…the Trump Hotel. I know, you’re shocked.

The foundation once spent $12,000 on an autographed Tim Tebow football helmet for Trump. I’m sure he looks great in it.

It once paid $264,631 for the refurbishment of a New York fountain outside one of his hotels, which of course benefits Donald Trump.

The smallest gift it ever paid was a $7 donation to the Boy Scouts in 1989, the same amount it cost at the time to register a new Scout. Donald Jr. was 11 at the time. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence and the foundation felt very strongly that the Boy Scouts really needed seven dollars. There’s no way billionaire Donald Trump would be that cheap, right? Right? The evidence it did not pay member dues for Junior Trump is the fact that Don Jr. doesn’t exhibit any of the morals one gains by being a Boy Scout.

Though Trump stopped donating to his own charity, which is unusual for rich people who have charities, he’d often claim to the press that actual donations from it were from him personally.

It may also have been a tax dodge, as Trump would often take payment from sources like People Magazine (exclusive pics of Barron), Comedy Central (that stupid roast), and Norwegian Cruise Lines (appearance fee for Melania) to the foundation instead of himself. But, if he was using that money for his personal uses, business, or legal debts, then it could be a way of not paying taxes on payments.

Trump is operating the presidency just like he did his charity, which is all for his personal benefit. He never cared about charitable causes just like he doesn’t care about the interest of this nation, or about you. Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump. Trump is corrupt, a conman, and a grifter. On top of all that, he’s probably also a traitor.

New York knows Donald Trump and that he’s not the kind of guy to trust with other people’s resources. This is not the state’s only investigation into Trump’s fraud. It’s not even just the second. Unfortunately, there’s still a large section of this nation that is ignoring what New York is telling us.

The state wants to ban him Donald Trump being involved with charities. The nation needs to ban him from the White House.

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