Trump “Charity” Exposed as Elaborate Scheme to Make Golf Debts Go Away | Vanity Fair
$5,000 was used to advertise Trump Hotels;
$10,000 was spent on a portrait of the president, later found on display at the the sports bar at Trump’s Doral golf resort;
$100,000 was allegedly used to settle a legal dispute with the city of Palm Beach, which Trump resolved by contributing the amount to the Fisher House Foundation;
$258,000 was allegedly used to settle lawsuits against Trump and his businesses, including $158,000 paid to a man named Martin Greenberg, who sued the Trump National Golf Club after it failed to pay him a promised $1 million for scoring a hole-in-one at a charity golf tournament.
On that last point, the suit helpfully includes a large photocopy of a note, written in Trump’s signature style, explicitly directing his staff to use the charity’s money to fix his legal problem: