According to The Huffington Post, several documents reveal that Big Dog Ranch Rescue - the charity linked with Lara Trump - has spent $1.9 million at the former president’s properties, including an enormous $225,000 at Mar-A-Lago this weekend.
It said: “Internal Revenue Service filings show that the group has spent as much as $1,883,160 on fundraising costs at Mar-a-Lago and Trump’s golf course 18 miles north in Jupiter starting in 2014. Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, started being listed as a chairwoman for charity events in 2018, and the group’s president, Lauren Simmons, visited the White House in 2019 for the signing of a bill addressing animal cruelty.”
Simmons has defended associating herself with the Trumps, and perhaps unsurprisingly helped spread misinformation about the fraud in the 2020 election.
When it was uncovered that a dog charity linked with her was spending such vast sums at her father-in-law’s properties, social media users compared her to the infamous 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil, for similarly enacting a canine scam.
Alongside a picture of the cartoon character and Lara Trump, Jeremy Newberger tweeted: “Lara Trump Dog Charity Funneling Money to Donald Trump”
Others made the same connection.
Cruella De Vil is returning to the big screen later this year where Emma Stone will play the iconic villain in a live-action version. The role has previously been played by Glenn Close.