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Trump charity did not donate last year amid plans to close

The Associated Press
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President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Washington. Trump is returning from his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation is reporting it made no donations last year, a sharp break from the 2016 election year when it gave away millions of dollars and drew a lawsuit alleging it was acting as a quasi-political group.

The 2017 tax return posted on the nonprofit monitoring website GuideStar shows the Donald J. Trump Foundation took in no new money from outside groups last year and donated nothing. Trump had promised before taking office to dissolve the foundation to avoid conflicts with his presidential duties.

Trump and other foundation directors are being sued by New York’s attorney general for allegedly using its money to settle business disputes, help his presidential campaign and for personal items. The suit argues the foundation should be dissolved only under court supervision.

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