Donald Trump’s veterans fundraiser scam has gotten worse as Trump’s rich friends have welched on a promise to donate millions to veterans groups.
The Trump campaign admitted to The Washington Post that Donald or his rich pals have not paid up:
One night in January, Donald Trump skipped a GOP debate and instead held his own televised fundraiser for veterans. At the end of the night, Trump proclaimed it a huge success: “We just cracked $6 million, right? Six million.”
Now, Trump’s campaign says that number is incorrect.
Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the fundraiser actually netted about $4.5 million, or 75 percent of the total that Trump announced.
Lewandowski blamed the shortfall on Trump’s own wealthy acquaintances. He said some of them had promised big donations that Trump was counting on when he said he’d raised $6 million. But Lewandowski said these donors backed out and gave nothing.
It was all a scam. Trump and his pals promised vets money, and they never delivered. Trump also promised that all of the donations would go to veterans groups when the truth was that the donations went to Donald Trump’s foundation.
If Donald Trump is as wealthy as he claims to be, why didn’t he just write a check to the vets? Trump claims to care about veterans, but he is going to go back on a promise to them.
It would have been easy for Trump to cover the fundraising shortfall, and by doing so, the presumptive Republican nominee would have demonstrated that he can be trusted to keep his promises.
If Donald Trump is willing to lie and cheat those who have risked their lives for this country. Imagine what President Trump would do the rest of the country.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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