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General News    H4'ed 7/1/16

Trump placed five-figure bid on Tim Tebow's helmet, used foundation money to pay for it - Salon.com

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The Washington Post revealed Friday that at a 2012 fundraiser, Trump placed the winning $12,000 bid on a Tim Tebow-signed Broncos helmet and jersey. Or, more accurately, the Donald J. Trump Foundation paid $12,000 a Tim Tebow-signed Broncos helmet and jersey, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which hosted the event. So in addition to bidding unprecedentedly high for memorabilia signed by yet another Heisman-winning NFL disappointment, Trump may also have “violated IRS rules against ‘self-dealing’ — which are designed to keep nonprofit officials from using their charities to help themselves,” according to the Post.
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