Donald Trump Bought Tim Tebow-Signed Helmet With Charity Funds

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Whether or not the presumptive GOP presidential nominee may be in hot water with the IRS over the purchase depends on the location of the item.

Donald Trump made headlines Friday morning for Tebowing, in a sense. 

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee used funds donated to his charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, founded in 1987, for a personal purchase, The Washington Post first reported

The billionaire businessman had the winning bid of $12,000 for a Denver Broncos helmet signed by Tebow — the team's short-lived, but much hyped quarterback — The Post reported. Tebow, an outspoken Christian, had been a fan favorite since his Heisman-winning days at Florida. 

The auction was part of a Palm Beach fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen organization.

Trump recently banned The Post from his rallies after he said the outlet wrote multiple inaccurate stories about him and his campaign.

Trump has never forked over a personal gift of cash to the Komen organization.

At the time of the helmet auction, Trump, according to The Post, had given none of his own money to the Donald J. Trump Foundation for three years.

Whether Trump may be in hot water with the IRS over the purchase depends on the location of the item, The Post reported. 

If the helmet is being displayed in his home or office, it could be considered "self-dealing," which is when charity funds are used by an organization's official for personal gain, The Post reported. 

A request for comment from the Trump campaign was not immediately returned. 

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