Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for misusing namesake charity to help his 2016 campaign

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A New York state judge on Thursday ordered U.S. President Donald Trump to pay $2 million for misusing his namesake charitable foundation, resulting in funds being used to advance his 2016 presidential campaign. Justice Saliann Scarpulla, of the state Supreme Court in Manhattan, directed the payment to eight non-profits, in connection with a lawsuit by the state's attorney general against the president and three of his adult children over the now-dissolved Donald J. Trump Foundation. The White House had no immediate comment. A spokesman for the Trump Foundation said it was pleased the court rejected James' request for punitive damages.

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