Donald Trump Owes Khloe Kardashian $20,000
In 2009, when Khloé Kardashian became the 6th/7th person to get voted off season 2 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” — there was a double elimination, don’t worry about it — Donald Trump promised on camera that he was going to write a check for $20,000 of his own money to a charity of her choosing.
“I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the episode.
Only the Washington Post is now saying he never did that.
Khloé’s chosen foundation, the Brent Shapiro Foundation, which seeks to keep teens from getting addicted to drugs and alcohol, did receive a check for $20,000, but according to The Washington Post, it wasn’t from the Donald.
It was from a TV production company.
And he didn’t just lie to Khloé, he lied to numerous celebrities that appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” After an in-depth investigation, the Post found 21 separate instances where Trump promised to donate his own money to a celebrity’s charity, but absolutely zero proof that he ever kept good on his promise.
Sometimes charities got paid, sometimes they didn’t, but it was always impossible to track whether the money was coming straight from Donald’s pocket.
So why did he lie and say he was paying for all this when he was most likely just getting other people to do it for him?
Because it was a good PR move that benefitted both Donald’s personal image and the ratings of his show.
The Post found proof that in 2012, NBC, the network “The Celebrity Apprentice” was on, donated a large gift to the Trump Foundation, and from then on, they noted that Trump’s “personal” donations became more frequent. In fact, sometimes celebrities were actually so bold as to demand that he offer to pay a contestant out of pocket.
“Give her some money. She didn’t win nothin’,” said “Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk” singer Trace Adkins after former Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick got fired.
“Okay, I’m going to give you $20,000 okay? All right?” Donald immediately promised.
Unsurprisingly, NBC and Donald Trump failed to comment on the story, and while this story is bound to have zero impact on changing anybody’s mind about voting for the Donald, it’s just one more piece of evidence that Donald Trump is not the honest, stand-up businessman he pretends to be.
[H/T The Washington Post]