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Chasky wrote-Your fixation on Hillary is blinding you to the improprieties and illegal actions that are causing trump's foundation to be shut down. Why is that?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It is interesting to point out the hypocrisy of the Dems when they are making such a big deal of the distribution of the Trump`s foundation funds(90 % to worthwhile causes) when comparing them to the Clinton foundation funds(10 % to worthwhile causes) Trump actually was the fund`s biggest millionaire  donor but takes heat when he has a $25,000 portrait commissioned from the fund while Chelsea     Clinton takes several hundreds of dollars from the Clinton foundation to pay for her wedding. To the topic- Trump has decided to dissolve his fund because he doesn`t need the criticism and he now can donate to his favorite charities without all the Rig-A- moro


Well, we first have to deal with the usual "But what about" defense. This is where I point out that, unless you are raising snowflakes, you don't take the "but other guys do it" defense from 8 year olds much less presidents. 

 

 A little research and we see that the Clinton Foundation is transparent and operating in an efficient manner as a public charity.  The Trump Foundation is operating as a way for Trump to write off his personal expenses. 

 

  • Then we point out that the Clinton foundation did NOT pay for Chelsea's wedding.  
  • Then we point out that the Trump foundation is a private foundation designed to disstribute Trump funds while the Clinton Foundation is a public charity. Here is an analysis of the two 501-c-3 organizations. 
  • The Clinton Foundation has been awarded the Platinum level for transparency. As a part of achieving a Platinum seal, the Clinton Foundation has provided a set of quantitative metrics about its programs.The Trump Foundation provides no such metrics. Any analysis must therefore be based on the content of publicly available tax forms.
  • The Trump  foundation also made a series of questionable donations to other charitable organizations to settle legal claims involving Trump businesses, including his South Florida Mar-a-Lago retreat
  • Another donation went toward promoting Trump’s international hotels.
  • The Trump handed over control of the charity to his presidential campaign in 2016, as it made strategic donations to charities and events in key campaign states like Iowa and New Hampshire to support his campaign. 

 

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Who cares what Trump Cult members think of the foundation? We know they will never critiicize Trump under any circumstances. What matters is evidence. Finding documentation and proof is the job of the NY Attorney General.

 

It's obvious to everyone, except his cult members, that Trump is running a criminal entrprise.

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Snoopy  wrote-Actually, every thing you posted is false.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------So you saying it makes it false without any proof?

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@easyed598 wrote:

Chasky wrote-Your fixation on Hillary is blinding you to the improprieties and illegal actions that are causing trump's foundation to be shut down. Why is that?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It is interesting to point out the hypocrisy of the Dems when they are making such a big deal of the distribution of the Trump`s foundation funds(90 % to worthwhile causes) when comparing them to the Clinton foundation funds(10 % to worthwhile causes) Trump actually was the fund`s biggest millionaire  donor but takes heat when he has a $25,000 portrait commissioned from the fund while Chelsea     Clinton takes several hundreds of dollars from the Clinton foundation to pay for her wedding. To the topic- Trump has decided to dissolve his fund because he doesn`t need the criticism and he now can donate to his favorite charities without all the Rig-A- moro


Actually, every thing you posted is false.

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Chasky wrote-Your fixation on Hillary is blinding you to the improprieties and illegal actions that are causing trump's foundation to be shut down. Why is that?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It is interesting to point out the hypocrisy of the Dems when they are making such a big deal of the distribution of the Trump`s foundation funds(90 % to worthwhile causes) when comparing them to the Clinton foundation funds(10 % to worthwhile causes) Trump actually was the fund`s biggest millionaire  donor but takes heat when he has a $25,000 portrait commissioned from the fund while Chelsea     Clinton takes several hundreds of dollars from the Clinton foundation to pay for her wedding. To the topic- Trump has decided to dissolve his fund because he doesn`t need the criticism and he now can donate to his favorite charities without all the Rig-A- moro

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@easyed598 wrote:

Clinton Foundation Spent Barely 6 Percent On Charitable Grants In 2014


Your fixation on Hillary is blinding you to the improprieties and illegal actions that are causing trump's foundation to be shut down. Why is that?


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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afisher,

Thanks for the link. Amazing is an understatement.

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Or, yes there is an alternative which is to go directly to the 990 form website and type in the name, when a group uses more that one moniker, it is usually linked and displayed here.

 

http://foundationcenter.org/find-funding/990-finder

 

Type in Trump Foundation - it is amusing.

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Easy should be aware that the IRS is not in the business of rating charities, anyway. However, financial documents and tax forms are turned over to the charity rating companies for review by those who have nothing to hide. It's why the Clinton Foundation gets a high score for transparency. The Clintons have made all of their tax returns available.

 

So Easy, where's Trump's Form 990, and where are his tax returns? Trump has reason for lack of transparency, but subpoenas and court orders can be a remedy to that. 

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