Donald Trump has a foundation that labels itself as a charity. However, I think that they are playing fast and loose with the term: records indicate that the funds go directly towards supporting Trump's campaign, which I do not think counts as a charity. Their certification should therefore be revoked.
While there are certain instances in which Donald Trump states he has helped others out, his foundation does not have the records to prove they were the source of the aid provided. The Trump Foundation has promoted events in which attendees were to pay for the services offered to them, making these events for profit.
Yes, Trump's Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money and he is only using the foundation to make money for himself. There have been several reports proving his charity cannot legally collect money for a good cause. Therefore, he is using that money to get even wealthier.
The Trump Foundation has been accused of abusing the charitable funds for personal items for Donald Trump. There needs to be a full investigation and accounting for how the funds are used. Charities should be open and responsible for using the funds to help others. Unfortunately, there are many charities such as the Trump Foundation that do not benefit the true mission of the organization.