The U.S. Supreme Court order published by the New York Attorney General proves that Trump and his campaign used charity funds for political purposes.
The settlements impose several requirements that the president must meet if he decides to serve as an officer or director of a pre-existing charitable organization or form a new charitable organization and serve as an officer or director thereof in New York, he would need to provide annual reports to the Attorney General for five years. It also required Trump’s children Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump to participate in mandatory training relating to charitable organizations.
The lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation was filed in June 2018 - charging the foundation’s directors with ignoring their oversight duties under New York’s charity laws. The lawsuit demonstrated how Trump repeatedly used foundation money for his own personal, business, and political interests, including the unlawful coordination with his 2016 presidential campaign. In the first half of 2016 - at the height of the Republican primaries - Trump used foundation money, raised from the public, to demonstrate his purported generosity and attract votes. Trump and his campaign doled out $500,000 at a campaign rally in the days leading up to the first primary election in the nation: the Iowa caucuses, and then took credit for all $2.8 million in grants the foundation made.