PORTRAIT OF TRUMP PAID FOR BY HIS ‘CHARITABLE’ FOUNDATION AND HUNG IN ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES. IMAGE CREDIT: ENRIQUE ACEVEDO/UNIVISION NEWS
The biggest draw Donald Trump brings to the masses who voted for him, one could argue, is his perceived high level of business success. I mean, he owns hotels, golf courses, and condominium buildings, not just in the United States, but all over the world. The consequences of having a U.S. president who can influence world leaders by slapping one of his towers in their face is actually less dangerous that the idea they might bomb one of those towers just to make a point to the people of the United States.
I think we all agree that the incredible and an unprecedented number of conflicts that will be present in a Trump administration is dangerous for every single American citizen. That’s the big stuff. The small stuff, Trump can’t even handle without bungling that, too, as reported by The Washington Post today about a portrait he paid for with his foundation and then hung in one of his hotels:
President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.
That admission was contained in the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s IRS tax filings for 2015, which were recently posted online at the nonprofit-tracking site GuideStar. A GuideStar spokesman said the forms were uploaded by the Trump Foundation’s law firm, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius.
The Post could not immediately confirm if the same forms had actually been sent to the IRS.
In one section of the form, the IRS asked if the Trump Foundation had transferred “income or assets to a disqualified person.” A disqualified person, in this context, might be Trump — the foundation’s president — or a member of his family, or a Trump-owned business.
The foundation checked “yes.”
So, America, if you are ready to accept that Donald Trump is going to be President of the United States in just two months, you had better be ready to keep an ‘eagle eye’ on this corrupt and self-dealing president.