The Donald Trump Foundation has announced plans to sell gold bars to retail stores, marking the first time that Trump has made the move.
The announcement comes as Trump is facing criticism for allegedly using his foundation’s charitable funds to buy gold for his luxury Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
In the statement, the Trump Foundation said that it will be selling 1,000-pound bars at $4.50 each, which will be available at the Trump Grill & Barbecue in Las Vegas.
Trump’s charitable foundation has been embroiled in controversy since the 2016 election, after it was revealed that it spent more than $6 million on political contributions in 2017.
The foundation has spent nearly $1.8 million in 2017 on political advertising, including $3.3 million on television ads, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Trump has also faced criticism for his charitable foundation’s decision to accept donations from companies such as Caterpillar, a company that was fined for dumping waste on the American landscape.
The Trump Foundation is also facing scrutiny for a 2016 purchase of a golf course owned by the Trump Organization.