Donald Trump does not pay many of his small business contractors and subcontractors. His credit is so bad that no bank in the United States will make him a business loan. A man who is a master scam artist fights lawsuits trying to recoup that money with counter lawsuits that small businesses can afford to fight. This is Trump’s latest — it was an extraordinary rebuke.
Yes, the leader of the free world has a long-running history of cheating. No wonder, he asked foreign countries to help him win presidential elections in 2016 and 2020. Today, he had a closed-door meeting with Russian emissaries. As an example of how small the president’s miserliness goes, he paid for one of his son’s scout’s fees out of the Trump charitable foundation.
New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement today that the president had been forced to pay almost two million dollars to eight separate charities out of the defunct Trump Foundation bank account. Why? He illegally used these charitable funds “at the Trump Foundation for political purposes.” She wrote:
‘Not only has the Trump Foundation shut down for its misconduct, but the president has been forced to pay $2 million for misusing charitable funds for his own political gain. Charities are not a means to an end, which is why these damages speak to the president’s abuse of power and represent a victory for not-for-profits that follow the law. Funds have finally gone where they deserve — to eight credible charities.’
James emphasized “No one is above the law…not even the president of the United States:”
‘My office will continue to fight for accountability because no one is above the law — not a businessman, not a candidate for office, and not even the president of the United States.’
The settlement awarded each charity $250,000.on November 7, 2019:
‘Trump was ordered to pay $2 million, or $250,000, a piece to eight different charities. Those charities are Army Emergency Relief, the Children’s Aid Society, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Give an Hour, Martha’s Table, the United Negro College Fund, the United Way of National Capital Area, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.’
Not only that, the president had to reimburse his own charity “$11,525 for sports paraphernalia and champagne:”
‘Additionally, Trump was forced to reimburse his namesake foundation $11,525 for sports paraphernalia and champagne purchased at a charity gala, which was added to $1,797,598.30 already in the foundation’s bank account. The combined $1,809,123.30 was split evenly and recently transferred to the eight agreed upon charities. Each charity ended up receiving a total of $476,140.41.’
In addition, POTUS had to agree as part of his settlement to “19 admissions, acknowledging his personal misuse of funds” through his Trump Foundation. Along with his three eldest adult children go through remedial training:
‘Additionally, as part of the settlement, Trump was required to agree to 19 admissions, acknowledging his personal misuse of funds at the Trump Foundation, and agreed to restrictions on future charitable service and ongoing reporting to the Office of the Attorney General, in the event he creates a new charity.’
Trump’s settlement also meant he agreed to end his foundation, to “shutter its doors last December.” He also had to “dissolve under court supervision:”
‘The settlement also included mandatory training requirements for Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, which the three children have already undergone. Finally, the settlement required the Trump Foundation to shutter its doors last December and dissolve under court supervision.’
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