Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Donald Trump Gave Only $1,000 to NY Police Foundation Last Year, $950 to NY City Meals on Wheels, Out of $790K in Charitable Contributions


EXCLUSIVE See all those NYPD officers protecting Donald Trump at Trump Tower? I’ll bet they don’t know this: last year, in 2015, Trump donated just $1,000 to their Police Foundation. In total, he gave away $790,000 to a variety of charities including $25,000 to two other cities’┬ápolice foundations– Boston and Palm Beach. Read that again: $1,000 to NYPD Foundation, $25,000 to Boston Police and to Palm Beach Police.

Trump obviously worries more about being protected by the cops in Boston, and in Palm Beach, Florida. But New York cops– a thousand bucks should cover them, right?

Trump gave very little money to anything involved with the military and nothing– NOTHING — to veterans groups. He did donate $125,000 to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, which gives $30,000 scholarships to the children of Marines and federal law enforcement officers who die while on active duty. (That was in 2015. This past June, under scrutiny from the Washington Post, Trump sent them another $1 million which won’t turn up until a year from now in his filings.)

But he gave no other money in 2015 to any traditional veteran’s groups. He did, however, contribute $100,000 to Comic Relief. He also really cares about the infirm, aged, and disadvantaged–a mere, meager, $950 went to NY’s City Meals on Wheels. That’s what he spends on lunch usually.

Trump gave $50,000 to his son Barron’s private school, Columbia Prep, separate from tuition. To balance that, he gave $1,000 to the Make a Wish Foundation to fulfill the dreams of dying children.

On the plus side, there were several donations to cancer groups– around $55,000.

And he gave $10,000 to Project Veritas, a website that puts fake news on the web. Yes, you read that right.

The Washington Post previously reported that Trump also took money from the foundation.

Trump’s largest outside donor was Viktor Pinchuk, Ukranian oligarch, who gave Trump $150,000.

Hey Rust Belt, pay attention!

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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