The media continues to slam Eric Trump and the The Eric Trump Foundation, which was a legitimate entity and run the way a charity should be. Any comparisons of The Eric Trump an Ivanka Trump’s charitible efforts to the Clinton Foundation are without foundation.
Listen to this SLAM from The Daily Kos this past Friday, (May 26th): “A careful review of Eric Trump’s charity revealed the eponymous foundation spent large sums of money at fundraising events on Donald Trump’s golf courses—$881,779 in total. In 2013, $100,000 went directly to Donald Trump himself. It seems that whenever people give the Trump’s charity money, they better keep a string and a GPS tracker on it to find out just who’s pocket it winds up in.
A St. Jude Official Confirms Eric Trump Raised $16.3M to Benefit Hospital
hat tip / Newsmax
Despite efforts by the media to discredit Eric Trump and his charitable organization, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee confirmed that Eric Trump has helped raise $16.3 million for the hospital over the last decade.
“It’s what we’ve been dealing with since day one. We came under attack every single day during the campaign, and we’re going to continue to come under attack. So many of these people, they got it wrong,” Eric Trump shot back.”
“In fact, I think they’re going so extreme in so many cases that I think they’re losing a lot of credibility, and I think that’s really resonating with Americans,” said Eric.
The president of the hospital’s fundraising organization, Richard C. Shadyac Jr., wrote the letter, saying; “I am amazed by the many ways that you have personally embraced our cause and cared for our children and families.”
This is months after Eric Trump removed himself from The Eric Trump Foundation later last year. But liberals will not let it go. Another perfect example from The Daily Beast: “A careful review of Eric Trump’s charity revealed the eponymous foundation spent large sums of money at fundraising events on Donald Trump’s golf courses—$881,779 in total. In 2013, $100,000 went directly to Donald Trump himself. He received a further $88,000 in 2014.
“There’s nothing necessarily wrong with contracting with businesses you own,” says Law Professor Philip Hackney. An ethical problem emerges, however, when such a “charitable” organization touts a 95 to 100 percent donation ratio, as The Eric Trump Foundation does. “There’s a question—maybe not of the legality, but of the ethics of it,” Hackney tells The Daily Beast.
Some background: Then President-elect Donald Trump tweeted out the original sad news regarding his son, Eric.
“My wonderful son, Eric, will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict of interest with my presidency.” The Trump Organization will still raise money for St. Jude — which offers free care for sick children — at its hotels and golf courses, but it will ask donors to contribute directly to the hospital, not go through the Trump charity, The Times confirmed earlier this year.
This is really pathetic.. but I suppose anything that hurts Trump is appealing to diaper-pin wearing liberals. Even if it’s at the expense of kids with cancer? Yep.. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the foundation gave over $326,000 to New York Presbyterian Hospital and $250,750 to its sister institution, the Hospital for Special Surgery, which is also based in New York City.
The reason I’m mentioning NY Presbyterian out of the 100’s the Trump family have helped is it was because of that money, used for research in innovative and experimental treatments which once saved my life. I had a brain aneurysm and bad hemorrhage and it was NYP Hospitals and their well-funded research, facilities and staff – thanks to the Trumps.
You can almost hear it in this Tweet from December when the announcement was first made:
“Isn’t this a ridiculous shame? He loves this kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!”
My wonderful son, Eric, will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict of interest with…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
my presidency. Isn't this a ridiculous shame? He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Eric announced he would remove his name from the charity organization to handle any possible conflicts of interest with his father’s presidency. He also announced that he, along with his 16-member board would suspend the charity’s operations.
His foundation, which supports causes like the fight against childhood cancer, will stop directly soliciting contributors. He’s been raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee since he was 21, helping garner more than $15 million for the institution, which offers free care to needy children. His associates say he feels “deep regret” over not being able to continue his efforts.
But of course, liberal “experts” have begun to compare Eric Trump’s charitable campaigns to those of the Clinton Foundation in an apparent attempt to stigmatize the Trump Family. Fact is, The Donald J. Trump Foundation gave away $10.9 million from 2001 to 2014, with donations to more than 400 different charities, according to a Forbes analysis of 14 years of IRS documents.
And how’s this for irony: Among the notable recipients: the William J. Clinton Foundation, a state branch of the ACLU and a nonprofit run by the New York Times,
Unfortunately, the only people who will suffer from the consequences of this nonsense are the beneficiaries of Trump’s efforts: the sick children.
The Eric Trump Foundation and the Clinton Foundation could not be more different. Forget for a moment that The Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a shake-down, slush-fund, shell game of an operation…
Eric Trump is an uber successful businessman at the helm of his father’s multi-billion dollar company – he doesn’t need to funnel money to his personal affairs through the guise of a foundation, as the Clintons have done.
Listen to how the liberal, leftist Washington Post reports on this:
The Eric Trump Foundation has raised $7.3 million mostly for children ill with cancer, according to IRS filings since 2007. The charity has long raised money from donors willing to make large contributions to hobnob with the Trumps.
You stink WAPO!
And of course, CNN had to wade in with the giant headline: “Trump fumes after son halts charity fundraising”
Do you agree the press is a bunch of sickos..? Eric Trump said he would continue to be a “vocal advocate” for St. Jude, according to the Times.
The mainstream media is so in the tank for Democrats, then can’t even let kids with cancer just get donations without taking a stab at the President-elect? Where were they when the Clinton Foundation was taking $billions from countries who hate gays and women?
Hillary Clinton also provided favors to her large donors as Secretary of State, for which she should rot in prison. Oh but WAPO and CNN love her and her pervert, rednect husband..
SHARE this upsetting report if you think it is regrettable that Eric Trump will no longer be able to raise money for sick children, all because Democrats have gotten their panties in a wad over his father’s presidency!
Do it for me.