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While raising money through the Donald J. Trump Foundation to give to veterans may seem a bit odd, there's nothing unseemly about it. It allows Trump and his team to figure out where to direct the money without having to cobble something together over the short term
originally posted by: ReadLeader
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
here is the website, I don't see where it says anything about the donations going to his foundation; please advise if I missed it,
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Not taking sides, but, I doubt Trump needs to steal from the vets
I agree with you most the time MBTM, but I don't know about this one
Trump's foundation began in 1987 and exists to donate money to other charities.
It has no staff, and its annual IRS filings have regularly listed Trump's average time spent on it as "minimal" or zero hours a week. The foundation has given out $3.6 million between 2011 and 2013, the most recent year in which its finances are available.
But we do know what the Trump Foundation does and where it gets its money. The Smoking Gun calls Trump a “miserly billionaire,” noting that the foundation’s 2010 990 shows that he has donated just $675,000 to his foundation in the past five years,including nothing in the past two years. In fact, the interesting aspect of the Trump Foundation is that its most significant source of contributions hasn’t been Trump, but Vince McMahon of Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Over the years, Trump has hosted WWE WrestleMania events at his properties in Atlantic City. He has also participated in WrestleMania events (such as appearing in the corner of a wrestler whose opponent had McMahon in his corner in a hair vs. hair event) and story lines (such as purportedly buying WWE Raw from McMahon). The $5 million in donations from WWE to the Trump Foundation is by far its largest source of income and rumored to be a tax-avoiding payment from McMahon to Trump for Trump’s involvement in a 2006 WrestleMania event. Out of a little more than $1 million in grants in 2010, the foundation gave $110,000 to the American Heart Association, $100,000 to the American Red Cross and that same amount to his son Eric’s foundation.
Too many eyes on this money.
Nothing short of 100% directly to our Vets will do.
I dislike Donald as much as the next person, but to take pot shots at him because he has a charity that doesn't do things EXACTLY like other charities do is just intellectually lazy IMO.
And not to support Donald here, but he's certainly not a LIAR