Trump takes Inauguration Cash Surplus – gives less than $5M to Charity – $26M to Melania’s Buddy


Melania’s buddy Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday.

The nonprofit group that oversaw Mr. Trump’s inauguration and surrounding events in January 2017, the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, had been under pressure from liberal government watchdog groups to reveal how it spent the record $107 million it had raised largely from wealthy donors and corporations…

…the mandatory tax return it filed with the Internal Revenue Service revealed heavy spending on administrative and logistical expenses associated with planning and executing several days’ worth of events for donors and supporters around Mr. Trump’s inaugural ceremonies…

The company that received the biggest payment — $26 million — was WIS Media Partners of Marina del Rey, Calif. Records show that the firm was created in December 2016, about six weeks before the inauguration, and its founder, according to a person familiar with the firm, was Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a longtime friend of Mrs. Trump…

Trump chumps who continue to be impressed by their fake president truly astound me with their gullibility. If they continue to applaud phony expense, gleefully watch taxpayer dollars hurled around like so much confetti – well, I can give them a lead to shares in a magical bridge in Brooklyn. Real cheap.