During an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway claimed that she’s personally witnessed Donald Trump write checks to charity. She also indicated that Trump running for president is itself a charitable act.
Conway was asked about Trump’s charitable giving, with the hosts bringing up billionaire David Tepper’s recent slam on Trump for not doing anything after Superstorm Sandy. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold’s reporting was also brought into the conversation, who has failed to find any substantial charitable donations from Trump personally.
When asked if she could rebut the charges that Trump hasn’t given anything, Conway responded by saying that she’s seen him do it with her own eyes.
“He’s a very generous man,” Conway said. “I have seen him write checks and I have been there when he is writing checks to people.”
“The fact is, the idea that somebody who made such a tremendous sacrifice to run for president, basically a huge sacrifice,” the veteran pollster continued. “Didn’t need the money, didn’t need the fame, didn’t need the power or status and you have a lot of deals that didn’t get done, I am sure, in the Trump corporation because the guy at the top is running for president. Those are tremendous sacrifices and he has been incredibly generous and he doesn’t talk about it.”
Fahrenthold, when tipped off at her appearance and comments, sent the following tweet.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) November 7, 2016
Watch the clip above, via CNBC.
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