Statement From Donald Trump:
“I’m the only person I know, perhaps the only person in history, who can give major money to charity $19M), charge no expense, and be attacked by the political hacks in New York State. No wonder why we are all leaving!
Every penny of the $19M raised by the Trump Foundation went to hundreds of great charitable causes with almost no expenses.
The New York Attorney General is deliberately mischaracterising this settlement for political purposes.
In fact, the court rejected the Attorney General’s frivolous request for statutory penalties, interest and other damages.
It has been 4 years of politically motivated harassment–first by lightweight AG Schneiderman, prior to his resignation for beating up women–then AG underwood, who does not acknowledge that we gave 100% of the funds to great charities, but refuses to investigate the Clinton Foundation with all of its problems.
All they found was incredibly effective philanthropy and some small technical violations, such as not keeping board minutes.”