Monday, June 17, 2024

Donald Trump: $2.6 Mil Charitable Donations in Last 3 Years, Only $21,000 to Vets


Before Donald Trump gets all weepy about vets, warriors, etc.

In the last three years, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has made charitable donations to a variety of groups totaling $2.6 million. It’s not a lot for a self proclaimed billionaire, but it’s not nothing.

But next to nothing is what he’s given to veterans or wounded warriors. In 2012– nothing. In 2013–$6,000. Total. In 2014– thinking he might run for President– $16,000.

He’s given $10,000 to a Green Beret group, and $10,000 to Special Operations Warrior Fund.

To a group called Friends of Vets– $1,000. That one thousand dollars, or what he spends on lunch typically.

Trump hasn’t given anything to Wounded Warriors or any of the other veterans groups.

Similarly, the Eric Trump Foundation — run by Donald’s son– gave no money to veterans groups at all in 2011, 2012, 2013. They haven’t filed yet for 2014.

So just FYI, if you’re thinking that his event tonight with Wounded Warriors is part of a long term association. It’s just as phony as Wounded Warriors, with their lavish salaries and parties as documented by the Daily Beast, and now CBS and the New York Times.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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