It doesn't get much lower than this, people. Using charities to funnel money into your own pockets. But that's what the Trumps do.
Source: Huffington Post
A dog rescue charity with links to Lara Trump has spent as much as $1.9 million at former President Donald Trump’s properties over the last seven years and will drop an additional quarter-million at his Mar-a-Lago country club this weekend.
According to a permit filed with the town of Palm Beach, Florida, Big Dog Ranch Rescue estimates it will spend $225,000 at the club where Donald Trump has taken up full-time residence since leaving the White House. All the profit from that spending winds up in his pocket.
Internal Revenue Service filings show that the group has spent as much as $1,883,160 on fundraising costs at Mar-a-Lago and Trump’s golf course 18 miles north in Jupiter starting in 2014. Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, started being listed as a chairwoman for charity events in 2018, and the group’s president, Lauren Simmons, visited the White House in 2019 for the signing of a bill addressing animal cruelty.
Neither Simmons nor other officers of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, which is located in Loxahatchee Groves, 16 miles west of Palm Beach, responded to HuffPost queries.
Yet another charity linked to the Trump family putting money directly into Donald Trump's pocket -- another $225,000 this weekend.https://t.co/1qCCxwBtWy
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) March 13, 2021
So first the Trump spawn steal from children with cancer, and now Lara Trump funneled millions from a dog rescue charity??
These people are garbage.
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) March 13, 2021
Jesus. What a headline.
The Trump family steals from kids with cancer (and paid $2m fine)
They steal from dogs in shelters.
Dog Rescue Charity Linked To Lara Trump Funneling Money Into Donald Trump’s Pocket https://t.co/DjAwxlVzB7 via @Yahoo
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) March 13, 2021
The Grifter-in-Chief is still out there, scamming away.
Lauree Simmons, president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue said this week her goal at the Wine, Women and Shoes event, a fundraiser for the rescue held at Mar-a-Lago, was to raise $500,000. https://t.co/f57PexFR38
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) March 13, 2021