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Trump May Be Contractually Bound to Pay Out $1M to Charity

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 October 2018 03:43 PM

President Donald Trump in July promised to donate $1 million to a charity of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, D-Mass., choice if the lawmaker proved her Native American heritage via a DNA test.

Warren released a test Sunday that suggested she did have a distant Native American ancestor, calling Trump's bluff.

The president Monday denied he ever made the promise, but Law & Crime reports he might legally be on the hook for the contribution.

"Trump's grand promise to pay $1 million to charity in exchange for Sen. Warren's DNA test fits the textbook definition of an 'offer to enter into a unilateral contract,'" writes Elura Nanos.

"The president's statement has all the hallmarks of intent to be bound – including publicity and specificity. Under standard (and I mean the dating-back-to-olde-English-and-not-changing-at-all-since-then standard) rules of contract law, a person can accept the terms of such an offer by fully performing as set forth in the demand."

Warren is now demanding Trump make good on his promise.

"By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you'd give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?," Warren tweeted. "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center."

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President Donald Trump might be bound by law to fulfill his promise to donate $1 million to a charity of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, D-Mass., choice if the lawmaker proved her Native American heritage via a DNA test.
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