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20 November, Wednesday


Court fines Trump $2 million for charity foundation misused for 2016 campaign

The US president diverted funds donated by veterans to his personal charity to support his 2016 election campaign. He used the money, among other things, to pay for a 1.8-meter high portrait of himself.

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US President Donald Trump was ordered to pay $2 million (€1.8 million) to several charities after he misused his own charity foundation to further business and political interests, Eurasia Diary reports citing Deutsche Welle.

Trump used money donated by veterans to the now-dissolved Donald J. Trump Foundation to further his 2016 election campaign, found the state Supreme Court in Manhattan, on Thursday.

During the run-up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses, Trump allowed his presidential campaign staff to coordinate with his charity in holding a fundraiser for veterans.

He used $10,000 of the money raised to pay for a 1.8 meter-tall painting of himself, among other things.

The ruling came at the end of a 21-month probe by the New York attorney general's office.

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