For all the bravado Donald Trump has displayed for the last 15 years about supporting 9/11 first responders, as with everything the liar says, there’s no evidence he ever did anything more than talk.
City Controller Scott Stringer conducted a review of hundreds of pages of previously sealed records of the two main 9/11 charities at the request of the Daily News, and found that Trump and his charity hadn’t donated a dime in the months after 9/11.
“For the periods covered by the audits, we did not find any record of a donation from Trump himself or a Trump entity to either the Twin Towers Fund or the New York City Public/Private Initiatives Inc.,” Stringer’s office said in a statement to the Daily News in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.
Trump publicly pledged to donate $10,000 on his friend Howard Stern’s radio show, which both Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers claim they received–to their fund. The most the Daily News could find that Trump personally gave was a $1,000 donation to New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund, a fund promoted by Tom Cruise which used techniques recommended by the Church of Scientology (read: junk science).
Only when the campaign came around did the Trump Foundation give to 9/11 causes, and that wasn’t Trump’s personal money. Trump hasn’t given to his own foundation since 2008.
The only recorded major donation to 9/11 causes that Trump has made was $100,000 from his foundation — which has been bankrolled by others without any money from Trump for years — to the 9/11 Museum in April 2016, as he sought to generate headlines after Ted Cruz attacked him for his “New York values” during the primary election.
Of course, if Trump really did give to 9/11 causes, it would be very simple to clear these discrepancies up, if he released his tax returns. The fact that he simply won’t do that means that whatever is in them must be worse than a bimbo eruption.