Trump Took Federal Money After the 9/11 Attacks

$150,000

Amount Donald Trump took in federal money that he claims now was for charitable works, the New York Daily News reports. “Though the billionaire presidential candidate has repeatedly suggested he got that money for helping others out after the attacks, documents obtained by the Daily News show that Trump’s account was just a huge lie. … Records from the Empire State Development Corp., which administered the recovery program, show that Trump’s company asked for those funds for ‘rent loss,’ ‘cleanup’ and ‘repair’ — not to recuperate money lost in helping people.”