source RTV4 article NEW YORK, NY – JULY 07: A protester sits on the sidewalk of the Grand Central Terminal of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City July 7, 2011.
Reuters/Lucas Jackson The New York Post and the Boston Globe have published stories about President Donald Trump’s financial conflicts of interest.
The Boston Globe’s front page article titled ‘Trump’s Wall Street financial conflicts’: Part II said, “The president has a long history of giving cash to friends and family, and he is also giving his own money to help build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which would be paid for by the Mexican government.
That money could be used to pay for the wall.”
The New York newspaper, which reported that Trump gave more than $4 million in tax breaks to his businesses, has been less aggressive.
The article stated, “Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., in an email to The Washington Post, said the president ‘has been extremely helpful’ to the family financially, and said the family was working with the White House to ‘create an effective, fair, transparent and transparent transition for his Presidency.'”
The New Yorker’s front cover, titled “Trump family finances: How much did Trump give?” said, “(The president) gave millions of dollars in cash and other financial help to his own businesses, including a hotel in the Hamptons and a private golf course in Mar-a-Lago.
In the course of his presidency, he has also made substantial contributions to charities that provide services to needy Americans.”
The Boston Herald’s front article, titled “‘We are living in a bubble’: The rise of Trump” stated, “(Trump) has used the presidency as a stepping stone to his larger financial goals, including giving away large chunks of his fortune.
It’s not clear whether he’ll be able to fulfill his promises.”
The Globe’s first front article of the year, titled Trump’s Wall St financial conflicts: Part I, said, Trump “has used the Presidency as a step stone to building a wall and funding the construction of a border wall.”
It went on to say, “(We) are living within a bubble, and Trump’s actions have already caused a great deal of discomfort among our fellow citizens and the broader public.”
Both the New Yorker and Boston Herald published stories highlighting Trump’s business dealings, but only the Boston Herald reported on his financial disclosure forms.
The New Jersey paper, The Star-Ledger, reported on Trump’s $916 million loss, saying he “is in a position of trust and control.”
The article said Trump made a “massive contribution” to a New Jersey-based charity called New Jersey Citizens for a Better Future (NCBF) and “has been an important partner in the NCBF’s work.”
The Globe reported, “In 2015, Trump agreed to repay the charitable foundation $1 million.
He has not disclosed the amount.”
In addition, Trump gave nearly $2 million to his golf club, Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and a charity called “The Giving Pledge,” which was established by Trump in 2016.
The Globe also reported on “a $25,000 gift to the charity from Trump to the Republican National Committee, a gift that is not listed on Trump National’s annual report.
The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump also received $1.2 million from the federal government for “deferred compensation,” a form of tax-free money he received as president.
The Globe stated, “$1.3 million in deferred compensation will be given to Mr. Trump for charitable services.”
The newspaper added that, “While he has been given no information on how the money will be used, he said in the email that ‘I will use the money to create the best infrastructure in the world.’
“The Globe did not provide a copy of Trump’s tax returns.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.