Campaign Manager Defends Trump’s Donation To The Clinton Foundation: “Not Pay To Play”

August 24, 2016Aug 24, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called out Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation over the shocking revelations that major donors were given special access to and favors from Hillary and Bill Clinton during her time as the Secretary of State.

Trump went as far as to call the Clinton Foundation “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” During a recent campaign speech Trump said that “the specific crimes committed to carry our that enterprise are too numerous to cover in this speech.”

On Tuesday, Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon was quick to point out that Trump himself had donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was the Secretary of state. In addition, Trump had donated to Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway came to Trump’s defense on Tuesday over his contribution to the Clinton foundation.  She appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper and was asked “was your candidate donating that money so that he could have access to Hillary Clinton whenever he wanted?”

“No,” Conway responded. “It seems like he had access to her anytime he wanted. She went to his wedding. No, he was not paying to play.” Conway believes that Trump donated to the Clinton Foundation of the work they do. “The Clinton Foundation does a lot of good work and I also want to say that for the record that they do,” Conway said. “They do good work and let’s hope that that money went to good use.”