Last week Eric Trump declared that his father, Donald Trump, was extremely generous. According to the younger Trump, his father has given “millions and millions” of dollars to charities and “hundreds of thousands” of dollars to his charity.
My father has given me and my foundation hundreds of thousands of dollars. And he’s given other charities millions and millions and millions of dollars.
The Washington Post, however, found a 2014 tax return that showed evidence that the Eric Trump Foundation had misused funds and given his super generous daddy’s golf course $87,665. When little Trump was asked about the funds he said,”It’s disgusting. It is so disgusting what’s happening. I’m saving dying children. We do tremendous good for people. And you’re sitting there tearing us apart.” Yes, totally disgusting that people expect their money to go to where a foundation says it’s going.
Now, just a week after Eric claimed that his dad was giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to him, he is changing his narrative and saying he doesn’t really know how much money his father has given him. In an email to the Post, Eric could not name a single time daddy has bestowed his “generosity” onto his charity:
I’m sure there have been but without going back through 10 years, I wouldn’t remember check for check off the top of my head…I have a lot going on — I just don’t have the time. Good luck with the story.
He has so much going on that he can’t remember even ONE time that his dad his given money to save dying children?
Since Donald Trump has not bothered to release his tax returns, we have no idea how giving he really is for sure. However, the Post investigated the GOP presidential nominee and found that he has given less than $10,000 over the course of seven years. He’s even been shady about his donations to the veterans’ groups he swears he supports. Other than the $10,000, he made one big donation ($1 million) in May to veterans but only after the media destroyed him. For months he’d said he raised millions of dollars for vets throughout his campaign but, like his donations to his son’s foundation, nobody could find any record of actual donations.
It’s not very surprising to learn all of this. We all know Donald Trump is a greedy liar who is only concerned with his own bank account, but it is hilarious watching Republicans ignore all of this. While they claim our candidate is “crooked,” they are literally supporting a guy who lies about every aspect of his life.
Ina week or so I’m sure Eric will suddenly remember a time his dad gave him money, but I guarantee he won’t show proof.
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