Univision Reporter Managed to Track Down Portrait Trump’s Charity Paid $10,000 For


A week after The Washington Post reported that Donald Trump used thousands in charitable donations to buy a giant portrait of himself, a Univision reporter managed to track down the actual painting.

David Farenthold reported that The Trump Foundation paid $10,000 for a six-foot tall portrait of the Donald, an apparent violation of federal laws banning charities from spending money on items for its officers. The Post was unable to locate the actual painting, but found some evidence it may have been at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

On Wednesday, however, Univision journalist Enrique Acevedo apparently tracked down the painting in question.

The portrait is actually hanging at the Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, Florida. In a piece for Univision, Acevedo said that he saw a post on TripAdvisor that could have been the portrait and decided to check it out.

I started walking and found myself back in the main building. I asked a couple of janitors and maintenance about the portrait, one in English and another in Spanish. “Do you know where the portrait of Donald Trump is?”

I was told it was in the Player’s Lounge, but the door was locked. I searched the entire floor, but found nothing. Then I saw an open door. It was the Champions Bar & Grill. The resort web site describes the bar as a place that combines modern sophistication with a casual touch: American food, serving ribs and a “Big Boy” burger.

A couple of workers were inside, but no customers. “Open or closed?” I asked. They said it was open. And there was the painting.

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