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Veterans’ Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)
By: Leon H. Wolf (Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | January 27th, 2016 at 08:19 PM | 5



Trump’s standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn’t like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for… well, “veterans,” generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just “veterans,” generally.

Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that Trump has used for publicity stunts in the past, the Wounded Warrior Project, was the subject of a scathing CBS report and recently lost their tax exempt status. Besides, if Trump is planning on using them, he hasn’t told anyone from the group. Per CNN, the Wounded Warrior Project has not even been contacted by Trump about possibly doing an event tomorrow.


If he is doing it for some other group, they are now lining up to say that they don’t want any money Trump might make off of promoting himself, and will reject it if offered.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News’ debate this week.

“If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump’s event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts,” he said.

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Two other veterans’ groups also distanced themselves from Trump’s announcement.

The Wounded Warrior Project said it was not aware of the candidate conducting any fundraising efforts on its behalf.

Meanwhile, VoteVets.org, which calls itself the nation’s largest progressive veterans group, issued a statement titled: “Don’t hide from Megyn Kelly behind us.”

Trump has tried to tie fundraising for veterans with debates in the past. He said he had considered skipping CNN debates in September and December unless the network donated to veterans’ groups.

Vote Vets is of course a lefty group, but the other two announcements are telling. Money is money, and if groups are pre-emptively declining it, that’s a pretty good indication of just how tired of Donald Trump’s crap the vast majority of the country is getting.

Of course, all of this assumes that Trump had any plans of giving the money to Veterans in the first place, as opposed to just saying that he was going to so that his temper tantrum would look more noble.

Thanks to our commenter TNGal for finding this story.
 

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Trump has already set up a website that people can donate anywhere from 5 to 500 dollars for the veterans. Only problem is, the money goes to his foundation, where maybe later (if he gets enough pressure), he'll donate a percentage of what he's raked in and keep the rest for himself.

Maybe the real reason Trump is running is because he sees it as an excellent way to make money without much risk.
 

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Almost every politician panders to veterans. I'm no Trump fan but if he's going to be called out for this then a lot of others need to be called out too.
 
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Trump has already set up a website that people can donate anywhere from 5 to 500 dollars for the veterans. Only problem is, the money goes to his foundation, where maybe later (if he gets enough pressure), he'll donate a percentage of what he's raked in and keep the rest for himself.

Maybe the real reason Trump is running is because he sees it as an excellent way to make money without much risk.
The story of his life biker Went bankrupt and made millions only hurt the investors
 

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I am sure that they will be happy to except the big fat check when it is handed to them...
Trump doesn't need to make money for himself.
 

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Almost every politician panders to veterans. I'm no Trump fan but if he's going to be called out for this then a lot of others need to be called out too.
What a lousy situation.

The groups badly need the money and the politicians are all too happy to use them for PR.

Blech.
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As fads go this one, throwing millions at vet charities to get attention seems fine to me.
 

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Almost every politician panders to veterans. I'm no Trump fan but if he's going to be called out for this then a lot of others need to be called out too.
What a lousy situation. The groups badly need the money and the politicians are all too happy to use them for PR. Blech..
As fads go this one, throwing millions at vet charities to get attention seems fine to me.
Yeah, in the grand scheme of things it's a good thing, can't argue. Just them damn politicians....
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The story of his life biker Went bankrupt and made millions only hurt the investors

Liberals got to lie.
so he never went bankrupt 2 x 3x ?
The story of his life biker Went bankrupt and made millions only hurt the investors

Liberals got to lie.
so he never went bankrupt 2 x 3x ?
Here missouri guy
In an effort to take out frontrunner Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates have pelted Trump with criticism over his multiple trips to federal bankruptcy court.

That criticism was on full display in CNN’s Republican debate Sept. 16. Most notably, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina criticized Trump’s history of bankruptcies in his businesses.

"You know, there are a lot of us Americans who believe that we are going to have trouble someday paying back the interest on our debt because politicians have run up mountains of debt using other people's money," Fiorina said. "That is in fact precisely the way you ran your casinos. You ran up mountains of debt, as well as losses, using other people's money, and you were forced to file for bankruptcy not once, not twice, four times."

Trump doesn’t deny that four of his businesses have filed for bankruptcy. He argues, however, that filing for bankruptcy is a common business decision, and he was smart to make the moves when he did.

"Hundreds of companies" have filed for bankruptcy, Trump said earlier in the debate. "I used the law four times and made a tremendous thing. I'm in business. I did a very good job."
 

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I've been reading quite a bit on his reasons for this. the big ones is the owner of Fox news is for open boarders and they are pushing for Rubio and Bush. So I can't say I blame him one damn after that last BS they threw all over him
 

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