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Trump's Veteran's Charity Scam

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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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What happened to Trump's donations to veterans?
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Back in January when Trump decided to skip the Fox News debate because he didn't like Megyn Kelly's questions..

He said he was holding a fundraiser for Veterans...

He bragged that it raised over 6 Million Dollars and that he was contributing a Million dollars himself!

Now...Nobody can say exactly how much was raised...nor where all the money is...and Trumps 1 Million dollar brag donation is MIA as well..

Corey Lewandowski has now admitted it was "about" 4.5M..but he is not sure how much...and can't say where it all went.

Veterans hold Trump Tower protest after Donald Trump’s charity fundraising drive comes up short
www.yahoo.com...



“It is unacceptable that he made a commitment and failed to live up to it. He said he raised $6 million for veterans and claimed to have done so, and yet there has been no accountability for that money.”

He continued: “He has failed to show where a lot of that money went. And he failed to raise as much as he claimed to have raised. And it is unacceptable for Donald Trump to try to take advantage of the goodwill that American voters feel for our men and women in uniform to try and get votes while failing to live up to his own commitments.


Trump said he raised $6 million for veterans. Now his campaign says it was less.
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Lewandowski also said he did not know whether a $1 million pledge from Trump himself was counted as part of the $4.5 million total. He said Trump has given that amount, but he declined to identify any recipients.




In recent weeks, Trump and his campaign repeatedly declined to give new details about how much they have given away.

“Why should I give you records?” Trump said in an interview with The Post this month. “I don’t have to give you records.”


Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said Trump’s refusal to divulge how much of the money he had distributed raised questions about whether the candidate intended the fundraiser primarily as a public-relations effort for himself.


“That’s just shady. Right? No matter how you cut it, that’s just shady,” Rieckhoff said. “If he was going to make it right, a couple of weeks before Memorial Day would be a good time to do it. It behooves him, not just politically but ethically, to come forward and account for this money.”


Trump himself said he gave 1 Million of his own money!


Did Trump make good on his promise to give from his personal funds?

“The money is fully spent. Mr. Trump’s money is fully spent,” Lewandowski said.

To whom did Trump give, and in what amounts?

“He’s not going to share that information,” Lewandowski said.


Veterans’ Charities Say Trump Hasn’t Handed Out Donations Link

The newspaper contacted 19 of the 22 veterans’ charities to which Trump promised to donate the proceeds, and found that only about $2.4 million of the $6 million raised has been distributed.




As always...I get that Trump supporters just don't care..But IMO using Veterans Charities for his BS and as a political prop...is a special kind of low.




posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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People are laughing at the anti-Trump malarkey.

This will add another 100,000 votes to his November total.




posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Indigo5


As always...I get that Trump supporters just don't care

Trumps Chumps.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen



This will add another 100,000 votes to his November total

Trump's Chumps.

Add another hundred thousands because I called them Trump's Chumps.


edit on 31America/ChicagoMon, 23 May 2016 18:11:01 -0500Mon, 23 May 2016 18:11:01 -050016052016-05-23T18:11:01-05:00600000011 by TerryMcGuire because: Add another hundred thousands because I called them Trump's Chumps.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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Trump gets $6m pledged at his event (I am assuming you don't think bank transfers were happening on the day, but just checking). Since the event some of the pledged money will have been paid and some of the people who said they would contribute have not followed through:


The protest came on the heels of a Washington Post report published Saturday, in which Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said the fundraiser only brought in about $4.5 million. Trump held the Jan. 28 fundraiser instead of participating in a Fox News GOP debate that evening. At the time, he said the network was treating him unfairly. At the event, Trump announced that it had raised $6 million. Lewandowski attributed the fundraising shortfall to donors who reneged on promises to participate. “There were some individuals who he’d spoken to who were going to write large checks [and who], for whatever reason … didn’t do it,” Lewandowski told the Post.




So, Over 6 weeks ago $2.4m had already been distributed to charity (over 50% of all received and we don't even know when the last of the $4.5m came in). Yes read that again - $2.4m has already been given to charity, a fantastic effort in itself and that was weeks ago...

So, your article is calling the whole event a scam despite over 50% of the received money having already been distributed 6 weeks ago (at least). Fascinating.

I'm thinking that you are just creating yet another of your rather weak anti-Trump threads.

You're right though that Trump supporters will not care - neither will anyone else who is not intent on dramatising every scrap they can get hold of to hit Trump with. I have a suggestion, why not write a nice article about how Trump has raised millions for the Vets and already handed out at least $2.4m and probably more over the last 6 weeks. A hearty congratulations is in order.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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Remember when "The Marines" had given him an award? "All the Marines were there. They love me."
It was a charity that raised funds for the Marines.
That's not the same thing. Almost a "participation trophy."

It has been proven time and time again that most of what Trump says is BS he made up to get a cheer from the knuckle-draggers.
The quicker everyone understands this, the better.

The man is a narcissist of the highest order, and those who believe anything he says are deluded - or at best unable to see through it. He'll say anything to get anyone to like him more.
He'd tell you the moon is made of pancakes if it increased your opinion of him.

The clown car left town, but forgot the most colourful clown.

I agree that using a veterans' charity is very low, but so is using vitriol, bigotry, and idle threats. He's low to begin with.
Stop expecting any better from him. He's probably spent more time suing people who hurt his feelings than he has studying the constitution.

So far his policies (as best I can make out):
* Build a wall across the Mexican border (later changed to 'a suggestion')
* Wage a trade war with China
* Get terrific people in
* Have all the good words
* Exclude Muslims
* Everybody loves me and if they don't I'll remember who they are and sue them

Did I miss anything? Really? Did I?
If you need a cheer, just repeat any of the above three or four times.

If you thought the tea-party had some non-thinkers (is that kind enough?), you wait until you see the Trumps at work.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
People are laughing at the anti-Trump malarkey.

This will add another 100,000 votes to his November total.



The world over - it's hilarious watching anti-Trumpers scrabble around.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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Sorry , I care, I care about lots of things he says. On the other hand, Trump isn't the perfect specimen you guys seem to think Bernie Sanders is.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You think so?

If this is even remotely true, and some of it, at the least, probably is, he's lost the votes of many in my circle...most of whom are vets. Do you think they'll be the only ones?



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: xuenchen

You think so?

If this is even remotely true, and some of it, at the least, probably is, he's lost the votes of many in my circle...most of whom are vets. Do you think they'll be the only ones?


Cool story. I can see the headline : 'Trump loses Veteran's Support because he raised $4.5m for them instead of $6m"
Might be a good article on The Onion or in some alternate universe where helping people is a bad thing.
edit on 23/5/2016 by UKTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

If you actually think this will add to his votes you really are foolish. Not surprised though this seems to be the only thing you can say when a story brings up Don the Cons true character.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
People are laughing at the anti-Trump malarkey.

This will add another 100,000 votes to his November total.


Agreed. If all the Trump haters continue , Shillary might as well withdraw by November.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: xuenchen

You think so?

If this is even remotely true, and some of it, at the least, probably is, he's lost the votes of many in my circle...most of whom are vets. Do you think they'll be the only ones?


Cool story. I can see the headline : 'Trump loses Veteran's Support because he raised $4.5m for them instead of $6m"
Might be a good article on The Onion or in some alternate universe where helping people is a bad thing.


Nobody knows if he raised 4.5M..They asked to see the records and he told them "I don't have to show you!"...He claimed 6M...Repeatedly at every rally...now his campaign manager claims is just saying it was 4.5M

He also claimed to have given 1M himself and that is MIA as well...

MOST of the charities he claimed to have given to haven't seen a dime...something like 22 of the 29 charities..

This is not his tax returns...it is a charity for vets...show the books!!!!!!

This is going on NOW
Veterans hold Trump Tower protest after Donald Trump’s charity fundraising drive comes up short
www.yahoo.com...



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Indigo5


As always...I get that Trump supporters just don't care

Trumps Chumps.

Hillary's (unethical , immoral) Shills
Sander's Raiders



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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How is it Trump's fault that people did not yet follow through on paying the amounts that they pledged?

For all we know, it could have been anti-Trump people who made false pledges for just this purpose.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Badgered1




* Get terrific people in
* Have all the good words


This got me... hahaha




posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Joecanada11
a reply to: xuenchen

If you actually think this will add to his votes you really are foolish. Not surprised though this seems to be the only thing you can say when a story brings up Don the Cons true character.


You are underestimating how much fun it is watching anti-Trumpers panicking and trying anything.
The NYT story was a classic - and the unintended boost to Trump truly hilarious. This story will not get him as many extra voters as that NYT article but I am sure a few more will come along, incredulous that a great effort like this could be used against him. The desperation is so out in the open.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Don't forget

We're going bring it back.
I love them I really do.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

You did notice the "If" in my post, did you not?

I've already made up my mind some time ago that I am not voting for this bigot in saints clothing. Nor am I voting for the wicked witch of Arkansas. Nor for the Green Mountain socialist.

I don't like any of them, and haven't from the get go.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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this is a mild issue. the real concerning one is when trump got played. that's not good

100's of thousands of veterans ? nope. 0




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