The Washington Post reported yesterday that Trump rigged his golf course and then used his foundation’s money to pay for a legal settlement after he was sued over it, but NBC reported this morning that he also used someone else’s charity to pay for the legal settlement.
Trump’s legal trolls reportedly negotiated his own share of the debt down so that a partner charity would be left to cover most of the bill.
Trump’s lawyers and the attorneys for Alonzo Mourning Charities worked out the final breakdown in payments among themselves, resulting in the Trump Foundation contributing just $158,000.
It’s unclear how much Alonzo Mourning Charities was required to contribute in the final settlement, but a review of the Martin Greenberg Foundation’s tax filings that year shows a contribution of $617,346 from the organization — nearly four times as much as the Trump Foundation paid to settle the case.
Although Trump was responsible for rigging his own golf course like a cheap carny, the Alonzo Mourning charity was left with a bigger bill to pay.
The Mourning Family Foundation primarily benefits disadvantaged children. The Trump foundation primarily benefits Trump himself.
Trump is the biggest cheapass to ever run for office.