The Only 9/11 Charity Donald Trump Has Ever Given Money To Is A Scientology One

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  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    According To IRS Filings, The Only 9/11 Charity Donald J. Trump Has Ever Given Money To Is A Scientology One.

    Weasel Zippers: According to IRS Filings, The Only 9/11 Charity Donald J. Trump Has Ever Given Money To Is A Scientology One

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/251702-...has-ever-given-money-to-is-a-scientology-one/

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    Via Smoking Gun:

    Since 2001, the Trump foundation’s tax returns contain a single donation that is identifiable with a 9/11 charity. In 2006, Trump gave $1000 to a controversial Scientology program that administered treatment to firemen who inhaled toxins while working on the World Trade Center pile. The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund, co-founded by actor Tom Cruise, relied on a “Purification Rundown” invented by L. Ron Hubbard, the crackpot founder of Scientology.

    In recent campaign interviews, Trump–who has long delighted in viciously denigrating opponents and critics–has sought to portray himself as a candidate who cares.

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  2. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    I'd sure like it if someone in the media asked him about this, although I suspect he was completely unaware that the 'New York Rescue Worker's Detoxification Fund" is a Scientology Front Group.

    Something tells me that Trump is not enamored with scientology; just a guess.
     
  3. OutToe83

    OutToe83 Patron with Honors

    I would love to know what "treatment" was given to those First Responders who inhaled toxins on 9/11. Massive doses of niacin, perhaps? Or Dianetic auditing?

    I wonder how much, total, the "New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund" collected? I wonder if any accounting of that money was ever made? That last question is sarcasm, of course. Just about everybody here knows where most of that money went, and it had nothing to do with any real aid to the 9/11 First Responder heroes. Has any journalist made a documentary focusing on $cn front groups collecting money intended (by donors) to go to a specific disaster relief, and diverting it to we-all-know-where?
     
  4. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    1. The usual sauna and vitamin quackery.

    2. Maybe Alex Gibney will; wouldn't that be nice.
     
  5. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Wonder if the #NeverTrump PAC Knows About Donald Trump’s Post-9/11 Gift to a Scientology-Adjacent Charity.

    Gawker: Wonder if the #NeverTrump PAC Knows About Donald Trump’s Post-9/11 Gift to a Scientology-Adjacent Charity

    http://gawker.com/wonder-if-the-nevertrump-pac-knows-about-donald-trump-1770770813

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    Wonder if the #NeverTrump PAC Knows About Donald Trump’s Post-9/11 Gift to a Scientology-Adjacent Charity

    Brendan O'Connor

    Today 3:40pm

    Filed to: THE REAL DONALD TRUMP

    On Tuesday, the #NeverTrump PAC posted an attack ad on Youtube accusing Donald Trump of stealing $150,000 of taxpayer money intended to help small businesses recover from the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The ad is pretty much correct, but didn’t mention Trump’s other, weirder post-9/11 financial activity: a $1,000 donation to the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund, which was co-founded by Tom Cruise and offered firefighters a treatment program designed by the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. Here’s how it all went down.

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    Indeed, as it happened, Trump had nothing to do with rebuilding the World Trade Center. But around the time that construction began on the project, the Donald J. Trump Foundation—the charitable organization of which Trump is president—finally did take action, according to The Smoking Gun: it made its first and only charitable contribution to any group dedicated to ameliorating the suffering of 9/11 victims in 2006. The foundation donated $1,000 to the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund, which, according to a 2004 Slate article, “purports to ‘flush’ poisons from the body’s fat stores using an intensive regimen of jogging, oil ingestion, sauna, and high doses of vitamins, particularly niacin.”

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    Youtube video referred to in the article:

    [video=youtube;uipgwoCZZC8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uipgwoCZZC8[/video]
     
  6. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    So basically, Trump was taken in by the same organization that has taken in countless others who fell for scientology, Narconon, WISE, CCHR, etc., etc., etc., including probably over half the members on this board?

    Difference being, he was rooked out of $1000, while others were cheated out of their life savings, properties, possessions, and, for some, their actual lives?

    Edit: Oh, and let's not forget the people, some were cheated of their families and friends, too.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Rescue_Workers_Detoxification_Project
     
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  7. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    (never mind)
     
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  8. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    According to the Wikipedia article, Downtown Medical, which was the scam storefront where the program was delivered, took in $2.3 million by late 2004. They claimed to have "helped" 838 people by October 2007.

    (whispering: Sheila, I think OutToe83 was referring specifically to the money that went to the "New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund".)
     
  9. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Oh. Thank you, Ethercat. :blush:

    Sorry, OutToe. I think I've been online too long today. Editing prior post.
     
  10. ethercat

    ethercat Cat in flight

    says Sheila in her best Emily Litella voice. :roflmao:
     
  11. lotus

    lotus autonomous rebellous

    I wonder how the $cientology front group managed to at last get a miserable 1,000$ out of his fortune :biggrin: (ensuring they are uncovered as being a $cientology front group)

    They must have [STRIKE]regged[/STRIKE] stalked him for days so he finally gave up and signed a check :biggrin: instead of giving a substantial funding so they can use him as a supporter and spokesperson for the organization ......

    Well, 1,000$ from him is certainly less than a penny out of my own fortune
    They shall have been insulted... :grouch:

    an epic unprecedented order of magnitude
    of stinginess :dieslaughing:

    Man is basically good ! :coolwink:
     
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  12. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    You are likely right. If this had been pointed out to him at the time, that's one thing. To point it out during a campaign strikes me as a smear.

    Churchill is right in that they did the purif. I seem to remember they also did the purple ooze trick. What I think they do is starch the towels and use soap with iodine so it goes purple.
     
  13. Little David

    Little David Silver Meritorious Patron

    From a 2007 article:

     
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