Donald Trump can’t stop lying to America’s veterans. Trump claimed to have raised $6 million for veterans groups, but when confronted about the real fundraising total, the Republican nominee ignored the video evidence and said that he never claimed that $6 million was raised.
Trump also said he had never actually promised that the fundraiser had raised $6 million. “I didn’t say six,” Trump said.
In a video of the event, Trump tells the crowd at the end, “We just cracked $6 million! Right? $6 million.”
When asked about that quote, Trump said, “Well, I don’t. I don’t have the notes. I don’t have the tape of it.”
Here is video of Trump claiming that $6 million had been raised:
Trump’s new lie to vets came on the same day that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) claimed that Trump would be good for vets, “It cannot be status quo. Things need to change. I think that Donald Trump can be that positive disruption.”
There is no real plan to help veterans. The Republican pitch to voters is that Trump is just going to shake things up. Judging from Trump’s inability to keep a basic promise to donate money to vets, the shakeup will be bad.
Donald Trump doesn’t take his commitment to veterans seriously. If Trump can’t respect the sacrifices of those who put their lives on the line for their country, he can’t be trusted to be Commander In Chief.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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