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No One Wanted Trump’s Portrait So His Charity Had to Buy It, Lawyer Says

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No One Wanted Trump’s Portrait So His Charity Had to Buy It, Lawyer Says

When Donald Trump offered to pay $10,000 from his personal charitable foundation for a six-foot oil portrait of himself, the future president only meant to "get the bidding started" during a 2014 auction at his Mar-a-Lago resort, his lawyer told a New York judge.

“No one else bid,” attorney Alan Futerfas said in a packed Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, so “he’s stuck with the painting."

The other transactions cited in the state’s lawsuit are:

  • $100,000 used in 2007 to pay a Mar-a-Lago legal settlement. Underwood says the payment was illegal because the foundation wasn’t a party to the suit; Trump says the money eventually went to charity anyway.
  • $158,000 used in 2012 to help pay a $1 million "Hole-in-One" golf award. Underwood says it was an illegal use of charity cash for a business obligation; Trump says the money was used exactly how the foundation said it would be -- to benefit a charity -- but that the foundation was repaid anyway “out of an extraordinary abundance of caution.”
  • $25,000 paid in 2013 to a political organization helping to re-elect Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi. Underwood says the donation violated the Internal Revenue Code; Trump says the improper contribution was due to a back-office error and that the foundation "took immediate remedial steps" to correct it with the IRS and reimburse the foundation.
  • $5,000 paid in 2013 to the DC Preservation League, a charity that helped with the conversion of the historic Old Post Office in Washington into what is now the Trump International Hotel. Underwood says the money was used to improperly advertise the Trump Hotel Collection; Trump says the benefit to his business was "incidental" and he repaid his foundation.
  • $32,000 paid in 2015 to a land-preservation organization. Underwood says the money wrongfully benefited an entity that manages land used for recreation by Trump’s family. Trump said the payment was self-reported to the attorney general’s office and his foundation was reimbursed.
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Oh, it was all a "mistake". He only met to get the bidding started.

The judge is waiting to make a judgement on this case. What is she waiting for?
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The judge said she can’t decide the case until after an appeals court rules in a different case on whether Trump has presidential immunity from litigation in state courts. In that lawsuit, former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos accuses Trump of defamation for denying her allegations that he groped her.

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Another one of those groping lawsuits that Trump seems so fond of.

This from three hours ago.

This guy is a criminal. An honest to goodness criminal.
 

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No One Wanted Trump’s Portrait So His Charity Had to Buy It, Lawyer Says

When Donald Trump offered to pay $10,000 from his personal charitable foundation for a six-foot oil portrait of himself, the future president only meant to "get the bidding started" during a 2014 auction at his Mar-a-Lago resort, his lawyer told a New York judge.

“No one else bid,” attorney Alan Futerfas said in a packed Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, so “he’s stuck with the painting."

The other transactions cited in the state’s lawsuit are:

  • $100,000 used in 2007 to pay a Mar-a-Lago legal settlement. Underwood says the payment was illegal because the foundation wasn’t a party to the suit; Trump says the money eventually went to charity anyway.
  • $158,000 used in 2012 to help pay a $1 million "Hole-in-One" golf award. Underwood says it was an illegal use of charity cash for a business obligation; Trump says the money was used exactly how the foundation said it would be -- to benefit a charity -- but that the foundation was repaid anyway “out of an extraordinary abundance of caution.”
  • $25,000 paid in 2013 to a political organization helping to re-elect Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi. Underwood says the donation violated the Internal Revenue Code; Trump says the improper contribution was due to a back-office error and that the foundation "took immediate remedial steps" to correct it with the IRS and reimburse the foundation.
  • $5,000 paid in 2013 to the DC Preservation League, a charity that helped with the conversion of the historic Old Post Office in Washington into what is now the Trump International Hotel. Underwood says the money was used to improperly advertise the Trump Hotel Collection; Trump says the benefit to his business was "incidental" and he repaid his foundation.
  • $32,000 paid in 2015 to a land-preservation organization. Underwood says the money wrongfully benefited an entity that manages land used for recreation by Trump’s family. Trump said the payment was self-reported to the attorney general’s office and his foundation was reimbursed.
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Oh, it was all a "mistake". He only met to get the bidding started.

The judge is waiting to make a judgement on this case. What is she waiting for?
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The judge said she can’t decide the case until after an appeals court rules in a different case on whether Trump has presidential immunity from litigation in state courts. In that lawsuit, former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos accuses Trump of defamation for denying her allegations that he groped her.

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Another one of those groping lawsuits that Trump seems so fond of.

This from three hours ago.

This guy is a criminal. An honest to goodness criminal.


Thanks for the hissy fit.
I can see your mascara and makeup running from the tears darling.

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People seldom by portraits of those not in their family.

Exception made for Girl With A Pearl Earring.
 

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Trump thought that picture was worth 10,000. His judgement sucks pretty bad, doesn't it?


He still beat Hillary The Hag the best the leftists could produce.

Why did they shaft Bernie?
Shaft Bernie?

Bernie wasn't even a Democrat.

Next time, he might run as a Republican.

Oh wait, you have to be a Republican to run in the GOP primary?
 

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Trump thought that picture was worth 10,000. His judgement sucks pretty bad, doesn't it?


He still beat Hillary The Hag the best the leftists could produce.

Why did they shaft Bernie?
Shaft Bernie?

Bernie wasn't even a Democrat.

Next time, he might run as a Republican.

Oh wait, you have to be a Republican to run in the GOP primary?

I think that Bernie could have, would have beaten Trump. I’m not sure I want him as President either, but given the choice, I probably would have voted Bernie. I could not, would not vote Hillary under any circumstances. Presuming that every election is the lesser of two evils, then Satan would have to run to make Hillary the lesser evil, and even then it would be a tossup.
 

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Trump thought that picture was worth 10,000. His judgement sucks pretty bad, doesn't it?


He still beat Hillary The Hag the best the leftists could produce.

Why did they shaft Bernie?
Shaft Bernie?

Bernie wasn't even a Democrat.

Next time, he might run as a Republican.

Oh wait, you have to be a Republican to run in the GOP primary?


Well Hillary The Hag wasn't going to get the job done.

Run her gain in 2020 again please?

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She won the popular vote.

But the GOP base wanted a criminal and a traitor.

In Trump, they got both.
 

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She won the popular vote.

But the GOP base wanted a criminal and a traitor.

In Trump, they got both.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with 15 million illegal alien votes.

That's why there is little sympathy for such braggadocio.
 

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She won the popular vote.

But the GOP base wanted a criminal and a traitor.

In Trump, they got both.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with 15 million illegal alien votes.

That's why there is little sympathy for such braggadocio.
Why didn't you just write Hillary won the popular vote with a gazillion illegal alien votes? It would have sounded just as intelligent.
 

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Trump thought that picture was worth 10,000. His judgement sucks pretty bad, doesn't it?
That picture will be worth a million dollars someday. He just made a good investment, as usual. :muahaha:
 

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