Of The 22 Veterans Groups Trump Raised Money For, Only 3 Have Received Checks
When the money is due, suddenly, things change. Several weeks ago, just before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump had a hissy fit because Megyn Kelly was still going to be a moderator for Fox News at the debate, despite Donald’s bleating about her being “unfair.” So he boycotted the debate, and instead decided to hold some sham event he claims he was doing all for the troops. According to a website Trump’s team hastily put together, 22 veteran’s groups were going to be the beneficiaries of some $6 million Trump raised that evening.
Except here it is nearly three weeks later, and the majority of the groups have not seen a dime. The Wall Street Journal has the story:
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s spontaneous approach is running roughshod over political convention, and an impromptu fundraiser event he held for veterans last month illustrates the logistical hurdles such a campaign faces.
A Trump website set up a day before the rally to receive donations said as of Thursday nearly $1.7 million was raised online, which Mr. Trump said reached $6 million in total with other donations, but the campaign didn’t disclose how much was raised that night. The day after the event, his campaign promised to quickly send the cash to nearly two dozen groups and soon presented a handful of them oversize novelty checks for $100,000 from his foundation.
But those big checks can’t be cashed, and two weeks later some of the groups are just now beginning to get paid.