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What Happened To The Money Trump Raised For Veterans?

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This is interesting. Trump skipped a Presidential debate to hold a fundraiser for Vets. Now people are asking where the money went.

 

What ever happened to all that money Trump raised for the veterans?

In January, Donald Trump skipped a televised Republican debate in Iowa and held his own event instead — a rally to raise money for veterans. Trump said it was a huge success.

“One hour. Six million dollars,” Trump told a campaign rally in Iowa a few days later, boasting about the total raised. He listed more than 20 groups that would receive money. “These people that get these checks are amazing people, amazing people.”

More than a month later, about half of the money, roughly $3 million, has been donated to veterans’ charities, according to a summary released Thursday by the Trump campaign in response to inquiries from The Washington Post.

In recent days, after the campaign initially did not provide details of where the money had gone, The Post had undertaken its own accounting. After contacting each of the 24 charities that Trump had previously listed as his beneficiaries, The Post had accounted for less than half of the $6 million.

Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump’s campaign, said Trump still intended to give the rest of the money away to veterans groups. She also criticized the news media for repeated inquiries into what became of the funds.

“If the media spent half as much time highlighting the work of these groups and how our veterans have been so mistreated, rather than trying to disparage Mr. Trump’s generosity for a totally unsolicited gesture for which he had no obligation, we would all be better for it,” Hicks wrote in an email.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-ever-happened-to-all-that-money-trump-raised-for-the-veterans/2016/03/03/fbafd9a0-e0b2-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html

 

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Trump is a scam artist, as pointed out in recent days... I bet if no one brought up the issue, he would never give the rest to the vets.. But of course, we can't judge, as we do not know what his true intentions were... But maybe he is using it to fuel his plane to all these different events he goes across the country...

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Bono began an African charity called 'One' and 1% of what he collected went to Africans. Tromp ain't doing so bad,

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8 minutes ago, JustATrucker said:

Trump is a scam artist, as pointed out in recent days... I bet if no one brought up the issue, he would never give the rest to the vets.. But of course, we can't judge, as we do not know what his true intentions were... But maybe he is using it to fuel his plane to all these different events he goes across the country...

Right? Dont ya think he should be holding pressers with the Vets who he is "giving" the money to? Think of all the free publicity and votes. He could have some poor Iraq vet who lost a leg standing next to him holding one of those giant checks like when they win the lottery. Oh wait, he would actually have to give the money away if he did that.

In Trumps defense the article states that he did give 3 million away but that is only half of the money. Lets give him some time to collect interest on the other 3 million and then see if he gives the rest away or not.

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