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News Monday, May 23 2016

Will Trump Make Good On The $6 Million He Lied About Raising For Veterans?

May 23, 2016


Will Trump Make Good On The $6 Million He Lied About Raising For Veterans?



And where’s the $1 million that Trump claims to have personally donated?



This weekend, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump flat-out lied about how much money he raised at a January event billed as benefiting veterans’ organizations.


Trump repeatedly claimed to have raised $6 million. Now, facing scrutiny, Trump’s campaign confessed to the Washington Post that he actually raised far less. Meanwhile, Trump said he personally contributed $1 million to veterans’ groups as part of the fundraiser, but he’s refused to name any specific organizations that benefited from his donation.


“Donald Trump has made a career of scamming and cheating everyday Americans — seniors, small business owners, employees, and now veterans. Trump bragged about raising $6 million for veterans groups, but came up short and now he won’t say where he directed his personal donation, which seriously calls into question whether he made any contribution at all,” said American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler. “If he’s telling the truth, why is Trump — a man who’ll brag about anything and everything to anyone — refusing to answer questions about where his money went? And if Donald Trump’s the billionaire he claims to be, why won’t he make up the difference? The cheap, lying demagogue who thinks prisoners of war aren’t heroes ‘because they were captured’ owes veterans the $6 million he promised them.”


“Apologies aren’t enough. Donald Trump promised $6 million to veterans,” said Chairman Jon Soltz. “Now he needs to deliver, by personally forking over the millions of dollars he said he raised, but didn’t. It won’t make up for his lies, but may make him think twice about letting his mouth write checks that no one can cash.” 


“Donald Trump is a chicken hawk charlatan,” said Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Fischer. “If someone’s so cavalier in lying about their support for veterans, what else are they lying about?”

Published: May 23, 2016

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