Reality-challenged billionaire Donald Trump has long claimed to be a paragon of philanthropy, allegedly donating more than $100 million over the last half decade alone. “I give to hundreds of charities and people in need of help,” Trump told the Associated Press last year. “It is one of the things I most like doing and one the great reasons to have made a lot of money.”
Those claims have been repeatedly cast into doubt, to put it mildly. Publicly available records for the Trump Foundation show that the real estate mogul has donated very little of his own money to his charity. Even more damning is the fact that few of those donations have gone to legitimate charitable causes, unless you count Trump’s own social interests and society galas as charities.