Donald Trump helps out Jennifer Hudson and family

Sometimes you have to wonder about the world’s most obnoxious millionaire, Donald Trump. He seems to turn up in the most unexpected places, and his motives are always suspect. For example, when Ed McMahon’s home was in foreclosure, Trump offered to buy the house for the aging sidekick. Was it humanitarianism or is he a publicity hound? You really have to ask yourself. The most recent example of this is The Donald’s offer to Jennifer Hudson and her family, who are staying for free in one of Trump’s luxury buildings in Chicago in the aftermath of the horrible triple-homicide of Jennifer’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

In the wake of her family tragedy, Jennifer Hudson has received a helping hand from a very unlikely source — Donald Trump.

Hudson and some of her family members have been staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, and Trump has been picking up the tab.

“They are safe,” Trump told People on Monday night. “She’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well.”

[From MSNBC]

If you recall, Jennifer and her surviving family members were advised by police to be extra cautious, as they still believe there were more suspects involved in the shootings than just William Balfour. Balfour hasn’t been formally charged, but he has been detained in prison as a “person of interest.” However, investigators say that there must have been others involved in the plots, as Balfour had already been taken into custody when a white SUV containing the body of Hudson’s nephew was discovered. So basically, Donald Trump just let these people know where they can find Jennifer and her family. Nice going, Donald! Hope the publicity is worth it.

Donald Trump is pictured above at the opening of the Trump Tower in Dubai, and below at the wedding of Howard Stern. Jennifer Hudson is pictured at her last public appearance before the shootings, the premiere of The Secret Life of Bees. Photo credits:WENN.

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  1. Yourself says:

    Where I come from, we always say even the worst person has something nice if you really try to look for it. How else did Trump get his good Karma, he must have done some good deeds. *cough

  2. geronimo says:

    It’s hurting me to say it but…good for Donald, that’s a kind gesture, I’m sure it means a lot to the family to have somewhere safe to stay while this nightmare is still going on.

    Why can’t he fix his hair though? There’s just no excuse for it.

  3. Codzilla says:

    Even if the scumbags who participated in this crime know where to find Jennifer and her family, there’s no way they could penetrate the top notch security that’s undoubtedly in place.

    I agree with geronimo: Props to Donald.

  4. Gigohead says:

    🙁 let’s hope Jens sister doesn’t post up photos of her at the hotel’s hot tub on her myspace page. It was disturbing that the mother of the slain boy posted photos of her and her friends and Fantasia on her page so soon after the funeral.

    If i lost my mother, brother and son all in one day. I’m not sure id find comfort on myspace. Some folks are so bizarre!

  5. Anne says:

    Seems like an inexpensive PR move on his part. I’m glad Hudson benefits but did we need to know about it?

  6. Lauri says:

    Gotta give credit where it is due. Good for him.

  7. Snappyfish says:

    trump is and will always be a media whore

  8. mel says:

    I dont think they will come after Jen knowing that she’s surrounded by security 24-7 and to get caught. What kill an innocent child and a mother and brother. I hope they rot in hell!!!

  9. Syko says:

    Trump needs to be careful, he’s going to make us think he’s a nice guy.

    This is a nice thing for him to do for that devastated family.

  10. vdantev says:

    Did they need a cup of ego ? Or lessons on how to plaster a dead rat to your scalp and call it your ‘natural hair style’? 👿

  11. pebbles says:

    okay, what happened to Jennifer Hudson and her family is awful…..but c’mon, she’s a millionaire celebrity. I would be MORE impressed if Trump had helped secure housing for a poor slob on the street who had the misfortune of being victim to a heinous crime. I’m just sayin’…..

  12. Ohforf says:

    As one of those top notch security types who works for the Trumps, I can assure you that even if someone drew the guys a map and told them exactly where to find the Hudsons, on one of our properties she will be safe as can be. The boss expects nothing less than the best from his employees, and that goes double for his security staff.

  13. RaraAvis says:

    Let’s not forget that Trump said he was going to help Ed McMahon and then DIDN’T. I would respect him if he had kept this information about JH to himself, but as soon as he went public it became self-serving, and he became just another whore.

  14. Shay says:

    He can’t do anything good without telling the whole world.

  15. Donald Trump is ready for the Hudson’s to get out of his hotel. That is why he came forward at this time.

  16. techcrazies says:

    donald look now something older than his first movements changes but think wow great helpful man for like me

  17. Etherington says:

    cool picxxs