October 10, 2016

HE IS WHO THEY THINK SHE IS:

Donald Trump Promised To Give Trump Vodka Proceeds To Charity -- But Never Did (Christina Wilkie, 6/07/16, The Huffington Post)

When Donald Trump announced in late 2005 that he was launching a Trump-branded vodka, many who knew him were flabbergasted. Trump has been a teetotaler his entire life, and he blames alcohol for the early death of his big brother, Freddy Trump.

"I sort of hated doing it," Trump said at the time of his vodka-licensing deal. "My brother, Fred, who was the best, ended up being an alcoholic. And I learned a lot about alcohol and alcoholism from Fred."

Perhaps to soothe his conscience, Trump said then that he would donate all the money he made from the deal to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the impaired-driving prevention group.

"I'm going to give 100 percent of that money to them in honor of my late brother, Fred Trump," Trump wrote in December 2005. "I guarantee you that Fred is looking down now and saying, 'That's really the best thing to do.'"

But MADD never received any money from Trump or his vodka.

Posted by at October 10, 2016 9:42 AM

  

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