While Trump is campaigning on his love of the troops a letter that Trump once wrote trying to deny disabled vets an opportunity to make a living sheds light on his real feelings.
But Trump has time and again pushed New York to limit laws on peddling — including by veterans, who can get special vendor licenses from the Department of Consumer Affairs in thanks for their service.
“While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?” Trump wrote in a 1991 letter to John Dearie, then-chairman of the state Assembly’s Committee on Cities.
“Do we allow Fifth Ave., one of the world’s finest and most luxurious shopping districts, to be turned into an outdoor flea market, clogging and seriously downgrading the area?” Trump demanded.
He complained in a letter to then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg that the ambiance of Fifth Ave. — the address of his gleaming Trump Tower headquarters — was being wrecked by peddlers, including some he accused of only posing as vets.
Trump questions the service records of veterans while treating them like street trash. Donald Trump accused disabled veterans of downgrading the area. He basically whined that disabled veterans an eyesore who were lowering the status of his property.
Trump has spent decades trying to prevent the city’s disabled vets from earning a living.
This is not a man who any veteran should trust.
Donald Trump has shown nothing but contempt for veterans did what he was too cowardly to do. These vets served and were permanently disabled in service of their country. Donald Trump refused to serve and was able to use his family’s wealth to avoid going to Vietnam.
A man who is capable of showing such hatred and contempt for disabled veterans is not someone who the majority of the voters should want serving as Commander In Chief.
Actions speak louder than words, and Trump has acted like a man who has no respect for disabled veterans.
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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