Trump Offered Tony Bennett His Guest House At Mar-A-Lago to Recover From Double Hernia Surgery

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From Tony Bennetts book: Donald Trump flew me down to Mar-a-lago from the hospital where I recovered in luxury.
From Tony Bennett’s book: Donald Trump flew me down to Mar-a-lago from the hospital where I recovered in luxury.

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He sent a private plane to bring me from Washington to New York and then down to Mar-a-Lago, where they worked on me at his spa.
Tony Bennett thanks Trump for helping during his recovery

The last time Tony Bennett came to town, it was spectacular. He arrived at the White House for dinner Dec. 21 and almost immediately doubled over in pain. An ambulance went screaming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to Georgetown University Medical Center, where the crooner had emergency surgery for a hernia.

“And then I had a tremendous recuperation, thanks to Donald Trump,” a chipper Bennett said yesterday. “He sent a private plane to bring me from Washington to New York and then down to Mar-a-Lago, where they worked on me at his spa. The White House got me the best doctor. It was like Arabian Nights,’ when the magic carpet comes.”


Tony Bennett rests his body in Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump offered him a lakeside guest house to recuperate from double hernia surgery.
Tony Bennett rests his body in Mar-a-Lago.

The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida) 10 January 1997 

Tony rests his body in Mar-a-Lago

He may have left his heart in San Francisco, but when time comes to rest a weary body, Tony Bennett will take Palm Beach …to be specific, Mar-a-Lago.

No stranger to either, the crooner barely hesitated when Donald Trump offered him a lakeside guest house to recuperate from double hernia surgery. Bennett, 70, was stricken at a White House dinner and repaired Dec. 21 at Georgetown University Medical Center.

To speed recover, Tony is expected to do some painting, but he doesn’t expect to be off the concert circuit too long. If he does nothing before, you can bet he’ll be at The Breakers Jan. 25. He’s headlining the 40th annual International Red Cross Ball. He wouldn’t miss it.

Trump Donated Office Space to Jesse Jackson’s Civil Rights Group, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

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Jesse Jackson Sets Up Office To Monitor Corporate Action

In order to pressure corporate America, Mr. Jackson said he would publish detailed information on how well 100 of the nation’s largest corporations treat minorities. As a further pressure, he promised to form a group of a million consumers— 20,000 in each of the 50 largest cities of the nation— and to provide them with monthly updates on the records for dealing with minorities in particular companies.

Donald J. Trump was given an ovation when he announced that he would grant offices to Mr. Jackson’s civil rights group, the Rainbow / PUSH Coalition, in 40 Wall Street, which is a 72-story building which he is renovating. He’s pushing out a lot of good things,” said Mr. Trump, who noted that he and Mr. Jackson had over the years become good friends.

The office will be headed by the Rainbow / PUSH Coalition formed by the merger of civil rights and economic development groups of Mr. Jackson, the Rainbow Coalition and Operation PUSH and he said the office will focus on automotive, food and telecommunications.

Donald Trump Donated $100,000 to Penn Club of New York

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The Daily Pennsylvanian, 28 January 1997 

Trump gives over $100,000 to Penn Club

Although this marks Donald Trump’s first gift to the University, administrators hope the 1968 graduate will donate more in the future.

Real estate mogul Donald Trump donated more than $100,000 to the Penn Club of New York recently. The gift marks the 1968 Wharton graduate’s first major donation to the University. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Virginia Clark said the donation was part of a campaign to raise funds for the Club. Although Clark would not specify the exact amount of the donation, she said it was a “six-figure gift.”

Clark added that Trump has also been asked by several University figures to donate additional funds for an on-campus project. Such a donation would likely be used towards the funding of a component of the University’s “Agenda for Excellence,” a plan which University President Judith Rodin has said will cost at least $1 billion. Clark would not reveal the outcome of these requests but said she was optimistic. 

Trump spokesperson would not comment on the size of the donation or any future donations, adding that she believed Trump may want to keep the details of his donations private.