At a press conference, Donald Trump said that the vets groups didn’t get the money that he promised because he had to vet the groups, but he refuses the American people vet him by releasing his tax returns.
I sent people checks of a lot of money, and we’re going to give you the names right now, which is what you want, and instead of being like thank you very much, Mr. Trump or Trump, did a good job. Everyone’s saying who got it, who got it, and you make me look vert bad I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job, so I will give you the names if that’s what you want. Right? Are you ready? I brought them here. It takes because you have to vet each company. You know, much of this money was paid out very early, but you have to vet all of these different groups because these are many different groups. You have to go through a process. When you send checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars to people, companies, and to groups and to charitable organizations that you’ve never heard of, you have to vet it.
Trump believes in vetting when it comes to charitable donations and vets. In fact, Trump wouldn’t turn over the money until the groups provided IRS documentation:
Trump demands IRS documents to give to vets groups but won't release his tax returns to the American people. https://t.co/GMofBrtHn7
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) May 31, 2016
Donald Trump won’t allow himself to be vetted by voters with the same standard that he applied to charitable veterans groups. Trump thinks that he is above vetting, and a candidate who thinks that he is above being vetted by the voters will act like a president who is above the law if he occupies the White House.