Since there seems to still be some confusion as to whether Donald Trump donated money to any of the charities formed in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, TSG would like to reiterate:
The billionaire did not make a single contribution to any of the not-for-profit groups that were formed in the wake of the terror attack to provide aid to survivors, rescue workers, or the families of cops and firemen who died trying to save others. Just as we reporteda few months ago.
After our story was published, Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told the Daily Mail that the billionaire donated more than half a million dollars to “organizations as a result of the 9/11 tragedy.” She then cited $500,000 in donations made to the United Way of New York City, and unspecified contributions to the American Red Cross and the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Fund.
As we have reported for 15 years, Trump’s pitiful philanthropy trickles through the Donald J. Trump Foundation. A review of the group’s IRS returns shows that the organization gave $250,000 to the United Way in both 2004 and 2006–three and five years, respectively, after the Twin Towers collapsed.