President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. His family lawyer revealed in court on Thursday that the Trump Foundation paid US$10,000 for a portrait of Donald because nobody else would bid on the artwork. Photo: AP

Donald Trump charity bid US$10,000 on Trump portrait when no one else wanted it, lawyer tells top court

  • Revelation came during litigation brought against the foundation for allegedly being ‘in persistent violation’ of federal and state laws
  • Lawyer Alan Futerfas said the foundation put the money forward to get bidding started – but none followed
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President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. His family lawyer revealed in court on Thursday that the Trump Foundation paid US$10,000 for a portrait of Donald because nobody else would bid on the artwork. Photo: AP
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