The Associated Press reports:
A New York judge has signed off on a deal to close President Donald Trump’s embattled charity and give about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofits.
Justice Saliann Scarpulla approved the deal late Wednesday, triggering the start of a court-supervised process for putting the Trump Foundation out of business.
New York’s attorney general and lawyers for the Trump Foundation agreed to the plan Tuesday. The sides will have 30 days to provide Scarpulla with a list of nonprofit organizations that should get the remaining funds.
NY Attorney General has ordered the Trump Foundation to dissolve. It’s always SAD to see a charitable organization fold, especially one that gave so much to the children— Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 19, 2018
The Trump Foundation in one picture. pic.twitter.com/QywTJVySgi
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) December 20, 2018
THIS IS FRAUD!
The Trump Foundation’s largest gift given was $264,631 to renovate a fountain outside of Trump’s Plaza Hotel.
The Trump Foundation’s smallest gift given was $7.00 to the Boy Scouts and it appears that this went to pay for Don Jr.’s membership fees in 1989.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 19, 2018
Hey @realDonaldTrump, I’m going to donate to the Trump Foundation to help great charities.
Oh wait, I can’t because your Foundation just got dissolved for “persistently illegal conduct” and “willful self-dealing.”
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 19, 2018
CNN: Trump forced to liquidate foundation after using it for his personal gain.
NBC: Trump forced to liquidate foundation after using it for his personal gain.
MSNBC: Trump forced to liquidate foundation after using it for his personal gain.
— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) December 19, 2018