Donald Trump is rich, but reports suggest he isn't very generous, Seth Meyers said on Wednesday's Late Night. He has a long history of stiffing contractors, for example, and now "Trump is being sued by a group of children because he won't pay them," Meyers said. "Think of how sad that is. Right now, the USA Freedom Kids are at home trying to find words that rhyme with subpoena." Trump's Washington, D.C., policy shop also collapsed in August, reportedly because he wouldn't send promised money.
"So Trump's unwillingness to pay people has resulted in lawsuits and a lack of policy," Meyers said. "Now, that might give Trump a reputation as something of a miser, but at least there's all the money's he's given to charity, right? He and his campaign have bragged about that so many times." And researchers looking for proof have largely come up empty. "And then there's the Donald J. Trump Foundation," which has Trump's name on it but uses only other people's money and has even "charged charities for using Trump facilities," Meyers said. He brought up that 6-foot-tall painting of Trump that Trump used Trump Foundation money to purchase, then teed off of President Obama's mocker of that purchase to do a pretty spot-on imitation of an Obama standup routine.
"So to recap, Trump won't give money to children who perform at his rallies or staffers who work on his policy proposals, but he will use other people's money to buy signed football helmets and a giant painting of himself," Meyers said, "and he still could be our next president." Yup. Watch below. Peter Weber
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