Donald Trump has been accused of dumping more than $2 million into a mining company that dumped its $2 billion bid for Ohio’s largest gold mine.
A report released Monday by The New York Times said that Trump, whose real estate company owns the land at a location near Cleveland’s Grand Avenue and South Lake Street, donated $500,000 to the Cleveland Gold Company last month.
Trump has not responded to a request for comment on the Times report.
The report said Trump donated the money to help fund the purchase of the mine site at a cost of $1.4 billion.
The report said that in July 2016, Trump donated $1 million to the company.
In August 2016, he donated $750,000.
In March 2017, he gave $250,000, according to the Times.
The Times report also said Trump made a personal donation of $250 to the Ohio Gold Company in 2016.
The newspaper said the donation was made after the company filed for bankruptcy protection.
The Trump campaign has not released any records showing the Trump donations, and it’s unclear if the donation went to help pay for the purchase.
The purchase of Grand Avenue from the Ohio Mining Corporation is expected to open in 2020.