Just when you start thinking Donald Trump couldn’t get any more mean and sadistic, he proves you wrong.
Not only has he cheated veterans of donations, he also tricked poor children at a New York City school with a fake $1 million bill — and then offered to take a few kids to shop for sneakers.
Trump visited the Public School 70 as Principal for a Day in 1997. At that time, the school had a poverty rate of 97 percent, a former chess coach, David MacEnulty wrote in a Medium post.
The oafish real estate mogul stopped by a bake sale the chess team was hosting to raise funds to attend a tournament and as a joke (of course, in poor taste) dropped a $1 million bill (a denomination that does not exist) in the basket.
Needless to say, the action was awkward and disappointing for the students. The cheap billionaire then produced two $100 bills and gave them to the team, which needed to raise $5,000 for the competition.
The bizarre incident was just one example of Trump’s profound “philanthropy” during the event.
He then met with the fifth-grade class and asked them who would like new Nike sneakers. Needless to say, all the 300 students raised their hands. Trump then told them he would select just 15 students from a lucky draw and take them to a Nike outlet, which recently opened at one of his Trump Towers.
When an 11-year-old boy, Andres Rodriguez, sensibly asked him why he would offer them sneakers when what they really needed were scholarships, Trump demanded to know who put him up to this question.
He also made an absurd joke about the location of Trump Tower being in the “inner city called 57th and Fifth” — a place where high-end stores and buildings are located.
“His view of our students’ hopes and aspirations was clearly mired in a ghetto stereotype,” MacEnulty’s post read. “As our (real) principal sardonically said later: ‘Why didn’t he just bring the watermelon?’”
“He was winging it all the way, and he was in an environment he simply did not understand. Nor, it appeared, did he care to,” he added. “Recently, a lot has come out about Trump’s appeals to racist thought. From our interaction that day, I have to say, that part of his character has been in place for a long time.”
At least one good thing came out of the whole ordeal, however. When other people found out about Trump’s appalling behavior they sent the chess team enough money to make their tournament trip.
Banner/thumbnail credit: Reuters, Carlo Allegri