Whatever Happened To That $6,000,000 Donald Trump Raised “For The Troops?”
As you may recall, back in late January Donald Trump skipped the last debate before the Iowa Caucuses due to alleged unfair treatment by Fox News Channel, the host for the debate. Instead, Trump held a rival event in Des Moines less than five miles from the debate site that raised some purported $6,000,000 “for the troops.” So far though, only a small portion of that money has actually been distributed to the charities identified by Trump as the eventual recipients of the money:
Several of the nearly two-dozen veterans charitable organizations that were promised donations by Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump have yet to receive any money nearly a month after Trump first made the pledge, the FOX Business Network has learned.
Trump made the pledge at a January 28 press conference after he announced he was not attending a debate sponsored by the Fox News Channel, the sister network of FOX Business. Trump said he had received pledges to raise $6 million for 22 charities focused on veterans, including $1 million of his own money.
“Our Veterans have been treated like third-class citizens and it is my great honor to support them with this $1 million dollar contribution – they are truly incredible people. We are going to strengthen our military, take care of our Vets and Make America Great Again,” Trump said in a press release at the time.
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