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Fahrenthold of The Washington Post Share: The bold-faced names took seats up front. There was then-Mayor Rudolph W.
Giuliani R and former mayor David Dinkins D. And there was a seat saved for Steven Fisher, a developer who had given generously to build the nursery. Then, all of a sudden, there was Donald Trump.
He was not a donor, period. By then, the ceremony had begun. There was nothing to do. Afterward, Disney and Buchenholz recalled, Trump left without offering an explanation.
Fisher was stuck in the audience. The charity spent months trying to repair its relationship with him. For as long as he has been rich and famous, Donald Trump has also wanted people to believe he is generous.
He spent years constructing an image as a philanthropist by appearing at charity events and by making very public — even nationally televised — promises to give his own money away. It was, in large part, a facade. It is impossible to know for certain what Trump has given to charity, because he has declined to release his tax returns.
In public appearances, Trump often made it appear that he gave far more.
But The Post has been unable to verify that he followed through on any of them. Instead, The Post found that his personal giving has almost disappeared entirely in recent years. After calling plus charities with some connection to Trump, The Post found only one personal gift from Trump between and the spring of this year.
The charity that Trump has given the most money to over his lifetime appears to be his own: But that charity, too, was not what it seemed. The Trump Foundation appeared outwardly to be a typical, if small, philanthropic foundation — set up by a rich man to give his riches away.
In reality, it has been funded largely by other people. Trump did not respond to a question about whether the money was paid to register him. In advance of this article, The Post sent more than 70 questions to the Trump campaign.
Exactly when, before this spring, did Trump last give his own money to charity? What did Trump consider his greatest act of charity in recent years? Months later, The Post could find no evidence Trump had done so.
In reality, at that point, Trump had given nothing. He sent the check after visiting the church during a tour of flood-ravaged areas. For years, Trump built a reputation as somebody whose charity was as big as his success.
His image had two seemingly equal parts. In those cases, it sounds like a hassle. Charities pay him to rent out his clubs and banquet rooms for fundraiser galas.
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Sometimes, Trump has given donations from the Trump Foundation to the charities that are his customers. But in some of those cases, he still comes out ahead.It has become common practice as we enter the New Year to make resolutions of what we are going to change or do better in our lives or in how we interact with others, both socially and professionally.
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