In terms of Celebrity Apprentice donations, the money was not coming from Trump. The Post found that all “of Trump’s promises from the show’s last three seasons were paid off by the Trump Foundation” except for one $100,000 donation that was paid off by a production company. This is notable, because Trump has not donated to his own foundation since 2008. But in 2012, the foundation received a gift from NBC that would have been enough to cover every single one of the foundation’s gifts to celebrity charities.
Yet Trump claimed that this money was coming out of his own pocket. No surprise here ... this is his trademark.
And likely a yuuuge reason he won't release his tax returns.