Trump's Claimed Charitable Giving Curiously Missing in New York

Posted: Apr 18, 2016 12:30 PM
Trump's Claimed Charitable Giving Curiously Missing in New York

Donald Trump is "very rich" and has publicly boasted about giving to charity over the years. But as we head into the New York GOP primary Tuesday night, where Trump is expected to win, his charitable giving is curiously missing from his home of New York City. 

Our friend Ami Horowitz took to the streets of New York to find out where Trump's money has been going. You might be shocked to see what he didn't find.

Trump's New York Values from Ami Horowitz on Vimeo.

As referenced in the video, the Washington Post recently published a story showing a lack of Trump's own cash in his so-called charitable givings.

Since the first day of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said that he gave more than $102 million to charity in the past five years.

To back up that claim, Trump’s campaign compiled a list of his contributions — 4,844 of them, filling 93 pages.

But, in that massive list, one thing was missing.

Not a single one of those donations was actually a personal gift of Trump’s own money.

Instead, according to a Washington Post analysis, many of the gifts that Trump cited to prove his generosity were free rounds of golf, given away by his courses for charity auctions and raffles.  

Despite failing to give big money to the best institutions New York has to offer, Trump has given millions of dollars to politicians over the years, including thousands to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.