Monday, August 15, 2016

Tax Return Shows Hillary Clinton Donated 100 Times More Money To Charity Than Trump

And Trump claims to be much richer than the Clintons.

By Jason Easley on Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

Hillary Clinton has released her and her husband’s 2015 tax return, and it shows that they donated 9.8% of the gross income to charity. In contrast, reporters have been able to find no individual donations that Trump made out of his own pocket to charity.

The Clinton campaign noted in the release about the Democratic ticket’s tax returns, “In 2015, the Clintons paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34.2% and an effective state and local income tax rate of 9.0% for a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43.2%. They donated 9.8% of their adjusted gross income to charity.”

In contrast, Washington Post reporter, David Farenthold has been trying for months to find evidence that Trump gave any money to charity, and so far he has come up empty. Farenthold has been unable to find proof that Donald Trump gave the $20 million that he promised to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

According to the Post, Trump had given less than $10,000 out of his own pocket between 2009 and May of 2016, after the media shamed into giving the $1 million that he promised veterans charities, “But proof has been hard to find. Public records show no gifts from Trump to his own namesake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, since 2008. A canvass of 200-plus charities, all of them with connections to the mogul, turned up just one small gift of less than $10,000 between 2009 and this May (when Trump, under pressure, made good on a $1 million pledge he had made to help veterans).”


To summarize, Bill and Hillary Clinton gave 100 times more money to charity in 2015 than Donald Trump had given in the last seven years. The Clintons donated as much to charity last year as Trump did to the veterans in 20l6.



rjs said...

except for $42,000, 96% of the Clinton donations to charity were to their own Clinton foundation...

Patricia said...

rjs. Sorry it took so long to publish your comment. I don't see that comments are pending unless remember to look for them.

Patricia said...

Since the Clinton foundation is a true charity, and gives almost all of its money to those in need, I don't see any problem in the Clinton's giving mostly to a charity they can know is doing good with their money.

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