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REVEALED: Trump Foundation’s largest payout ever was $264,631 — for renovations at a Trump hotel

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Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

In  deep dive by David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is revealed to be a man who talked a big game about giving to charity —  however he himself was one of its biggest beneficiaries.

Fahrenhold has been pursuing the Trump Foundation money trail for months as Trump has talked up his philanthropy while providing little in the way of actual information as to who or what groups have received money.

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In a report issued Saturday afternoon, The Washington Post is reporting one recipient receiving over a quarter of million dollars in charity funds — Trump’s Plaza Hotel for the restoration of a fountain out front.

According to interviews with various groups and organizations who have sought donations from Trump, the New York developer was quite happy to show up at charity events only to walk away without leaving a check.

In the case on a 1996 ribbon-cutting in Manhattan for the Association to Benefit Children which was opening a new nursery school serving children with AIDS, big money donors were given seats up front — where Trump joined them despite not giving a cent.

“Nobody knew he was coming,” said Abigail Disney, one of the donors on the dais. “There’s this kind of ruckus at the door, and I don’t know what was going on, and in comes Donald Trump. [He] just gets up on the podium and sits down.”

According to attendees, Trump sat through the ceremony, basking in the adulation, only to get up and leave after photos were taken.

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As Disney remembers thinking of Trump, “I mean, what’s wrong with you, man?”

You can read the whole report here.


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Arizona Republican likens Trump’s loss to Japan getting nuked while losing WW II — but as a good thing

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President Donald Trump on Monday allowed President-elect Joe Biden's transition to proceed -- while vowing he would never concede.

Despite Trump losing the election, some Trump supporters are refusing to accept the outcome.

One Arizona Republican in Congress, Paul Gosar, drew upon the historical knowledge him learned on his way to becoming a dentist in a bizarre analogy he posted on Twitter.

Gosar suggested the Trump movement would be like an Imperial Japanese soldier in World War II who refused to surrender until 1974.

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Neal Katyal predicts law schools will teach a ‘Worst Mistakes in Court’ class on Trump’s ‘pathetic’ 20-day fiasco

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Prominent lawyer Neal Katyal is best known for having tried over 40 cases before the United States Supreme Court and serving as acting Solicitor General during the Obama administration.

But he also has spent more than two decades as a law professor at Georgetown.

He drew upon all of that experience for a Monday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

"Someday a law school class is going to be called 'The Worst Mistakes in Court' -- and it will be just about these 20 days," Katyal predicted. "Because this legal strategy is so pathetic it makes Trump's coronavirus strategy look competent by contrast."

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Trump vows he ‘will never concede’ — in 11 pm conspiracy-filled rant

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Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential to President-elect Joe Biden, but is still refusing to concede.

White House aides reportedly convinced him to allow Biden to begin his transition by telling him he did not need to use the word "concede."

But that word appeared to be on his mind late Monday night.

"What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history?" Trump asked while continuing to lie about the election being corrupt.

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