Trump appears to have pocketed $123,000 from Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi: report

The information contained within President Donald Trump’s tax returns continues to result in blockbuster stories

By Bob Brigham
October 23, 2020 10:48PM (UTC)
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US President Donald Trump waves as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2020. - Trumps travels to North Carolina, Florida and Georgia for campaign stops on October 15 and 16. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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The information contained within President Donald Trump's tax returns continues to result in blockbuster stories by The New York Times.

On Friday, the newspaper focused on Trump's claims of philanthropy — which don't always add up.

"In 2009, for example, he agreed to rent his Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, N.Y., to the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who hoped to stay in a tent on the grounds during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly," the newspaper reported.

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"Though the plans fell apart when local residents objected, Colonel Qaddafi made a payment of $150,000, which Mr. Trump told CNN in 2011 that he had given to charity. His 2009 tax returns, however, reported only $22,796 in business and personal cash gifts," the newspaper explained.


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