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After the appearance of the former US president at an event organized by a dog rescue association, a controversy has arisen. This group, linked to Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, is accused of investing large sums of money in the latter’s properties.” Kdspe”
After leaving the White House to give way to his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, Donald Trump had taken up residence in the sumptuous Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Recently, a charity event was held there, at the initiative of a dog rescue association, reports Conservative Opinion.
The former president of the United States invited himself and, speaking, explained that his visit was not planned and that he had decided to participate after hearing the clamors and learning that it was helping dogs.”
He then addressed his support to Lara Trump, his daughter-in-law. It is, in fact, the wife of his son Eric Trump who organizes the events of the association in question, called Big Dog Ranch Rescue. What you do is so important and so awesome. I’m with you 100%,” he told the former TV producer. He then talked about their meetings in the White House and the Oval Office around rescue and helping the dogs.”
President Trump’s surprise speech at BDRRescue’s fundraiser. pic.twitter.com/xfVcgDtigG
— T.A. Walker (timallanwalker) March 12, 2021
The event, but also and especially the association that organizes it, are however controversial. HuffPost evokes, in fact, possible embezzlement committed by the group for the benefit of Donald Trump.”
” Nearly $2 million spent by the association on the former president’s properties?
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is accused of spending $1.9 million on the outgoing president’s properties, including the development of the Florida residence’s golf course, over the past 7 years. As well as an additional $225,000 at the recent Mar-a-Lago charity rally.” Kdspe”
HuffPost relies on documents from the Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency responsible for collecting income tax and duties. All the profits made during these operations would thus end up in Donald Trump’s accounts.” After these revelations, Lauren Simmons, director of the association, issued a statement defending Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Lara Trump, whom she describes as a great advocate for the cause of dogs.
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The quality of the service, the beauty of the place and the excellent rate that has been granted to us as a non-profit organization, as well as the generosity of the supporters who promote our event there every year, allow us to save and house thousands of dogs. Our investment [in Mar-a-Lago] and the other locations mentioned in the article has brought in more than $12 million over an 8-year period, allowing us to continue our mission,” she said.