Politics Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money.

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  1. tired

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...65db82-7a8f-11e6-ac8e-cf8e0dd91dc7_story.html


    In 2007, Donald Trump spent $20,000 that belonged to his charity — the Donald J. Trump Foundation — to buy a six-foot-tall portrait of himself, during a fundraiser auction at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.

    That purchase was reported Sunday by The Washington Post. Since then, the portrait has been the center of a mystery: What did Trump do with the painting after he bought it?

    If Trump did not give the painting to a charity — or find a way to use it for charitable purposes — he may have violated IRS rules against “self-dealing,” which prohibit nonprofit leaders from spending charity money on themselves.

    On Wednesday, a new clue emerged. A former production manager for the portrait’s painter told The Post that he had shipped the painting — at the request of Trump’s wife, Melania — to Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

    Jody Young, the painter’s former manager, said that at the time he had spoken directly to Melania Trump about how the painting would be framed and displayed.

    Her plan was “to hang it in either the boardroom or the conference room of the club,” Young said.

    It is still unclear where the painting is now, or how long — if any time at all — it was on display at the private golf club. But tax experts say that an arrangement like the one described by Young could violate Internal Revenue Service rules.

    If the painting is still hanging in the club, “it’s on display, in his business enterprise. It’s not on display in a charitable enterprise. It is arguably enhancing the experience of playing golf there,” said Marc Owens, the former director of the IRS division overseeing tax-exempt enterprises. “It’s not a charitable use. It is a noncharitable use.”

    The Post sent questions about the portrait to the Trump campaign on Wednesday afternoon via email, text and voice-mail message. The Trump campaign did not respond. The Post also tried to view the portrait at Trump National, but was turned away from the entrance to the club.
     
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    A tired thread? Legit me:


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    That is so metal.
     
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    Trump outbid you? I'm sure you can get a knock-off you can put above your bed.
     
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    I can't.
     
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    I wonder if there are any paintings commemorating the creepy photo of him and his teen daughter?
     
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    took me a minute to see it. :jj:
     
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    Necco plz!!!

    Who HASN'T misappropriated charity funds for a stunning portrait of oneself to display at one of one's own properties?

    :c
     
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    Nathan Fillion?
     
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    That's why she's hacking them back up.

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    fuck you mother fucker. and fuck your entire filthy family. you fucking slimy internet cocksucker
     
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    At this stage of the game it makes no matter what he does, who he fucks, how many lies he tells, how little he knows, how morally bankrupt of a human being he is, how deplorable his family and followers are he will probably win. The American people are so racist, uneducated and backward in there thinking only god and baby Jesus can save us and they don't exist.

    The great P.T. Barnum said it best when he said 'there's a sucker born every minute, and two to take him'