Friday, January 29, 2016

Trump Raised Millions for Veterans To Do What?

The reporting sure has gone crazy lately! All of us know the problems we're having, especially when dealing with folks donating blindly for things veterans need but never seem to get.  As if all the "awareness" crap wasn't bad enough but now it seems some just don't care where the money is going.

CNN reported this today.

$6 million for 22 veterans' groups

He predicted that the amount of money that he had raised through a website and through personal calls to wealthy friends who contributed to the cause would impress Iowans. "I think this money is going to continue to pour in."
The Trump campaign on Thursday night released a list of 22 veterans' organizations that will share the more than $6 million fundraising haul.
The organizations run the gamut from groups focused on helping veterans with disabilities and mental health problems to those aimed at helping veterans reintegrate into civilian society.

But ABC reported this today as well

Trump's Veteran Site Funnels Money to His Personal Non-Profit 
ABC 13 News
BY EMILY-ERIN ROBINSON
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH 2016

Donald Trump began a firestorm when he declined last night's GOP debate in order to host his own event a mere 8 minutes away to benefit veterans. Suspicions began to appear first when his spokeswoman couldn't name a single vet group that they plan to help. Then, suspicions continued when people began to investigate his veteran site, donaldtrumpforvets.com.

The Federalist, one organization who looked into the site's credibility, said that the site is odd as it is merely,"... nothing more than a single page with stock photos and a credit card donation form, claims that '100% of your donations will go directly to Veterans needs.'" The problem? The Federalist reports that Trump is channeling all donations for veterans to his personal Donald J Trump Foundation, which has treated veterans more as an afterthought. read more here