In September, a Trump campaign spokesman rejected the idea that Trump had done anything wrong, by using his charityâ€™s money to buy art for his bar. Instead, spokesman Boris Epshteyn said, the sports bar was doing the charity a favor by â€œstoringâ€ its art free of charge.
Tax experts said that this argument was unlikely to hold water.
â€œItâ€™s hard to make an IRS auditor laugh,â€ Brett Kappel, a lawyer who advises nonprofit groups at the Akerman firm, told The Post then. â€œBut this would do it.â€
There’s a chance that the Trump Foundation isn’t behaving like a charity should.