A group of congressional Democrats has also asked the Department of Justice to look into a $25,000 political donation made through the foundation in support of Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, around the time her office was reviewing allegations against Mr.
It’s clearly self-dealing for a private foundation like the Trump Foundation.” In one instance reported by The Post, the foundation made a $158,000 donation to settle a lawsuit by a golfer who was denied a promised $1 million payout for getting a hole in one at a charity golf tournament at a Trump course in Westchester County, N.Y.
The organization that put on the event, Alonzo Mourning Charities, had bought an insurance policy to cover any holes in one, but the insurer refused to pay the prize after determining that the golfer’s tee shot was a few yards shorter than the 150 yards required by the policy.
In another case, the foundation paid $100,000 in 2007 to Fisher House Foundation, a veterans’ cause, as part of a settlement for fines racked up by Mr.
Trump is that he has given relatively little of his own money to the foundation; in recent years, it has relied almost exclusively on donations from others.