CONOR FRIEDERSDORF: How Donald Trump Exploited Charity for Personal Gain

The Atlantic – Last May, Donald Trump evaded questions about his charitable giving in a way that couldn’t help but raise the suspicions of most everyone privy to the exchange. Trump, of course, cultivates an image of extravagant generosity. “You said you’re an ardent philanthropist. You said you’ve given more than $100 million to charity over the last five years,” The Washington Post’s Drew Hartwell challenged the billionaire celebrity during an interview. “But when you look into the money that was given to the Donald J. Trump Foundation,” he added, “you haven’t donated any actual money.”