Trump Foundation Has Given Little To Vets Groups
Donald Trump talks a big game, often saying he will support veterans, but in reality, the Trump Foundation has given very little to them.
Since 2010, Trump himself has donated $75,000 to veterans groups, while the group itself raised $5 million during the same time.
NBC News reports:
In 2014, the year his foundation donated the most amount of money to vets groups, the foundation gave $10,000 to the Green Beret Foundation, $5,000 to K9s for Warriors and $5,000 for Special Operations Warrior Foundation. in 2013, the group donated $15,000 to The Independence Fund and in 2010, his foundation gave $25,000 to Fisher House.
Trump is skipping Thursday night’s Fox News debate and instead hosting his own rally also in Des Moines where he said he’s going to raise money for veterans. He launched the website donaldtrumpforvets.com to collect the donations.
At a previous CNN debate, Trump told the network that they should donate all of their profits to veterans.
Trump often says at this campaign rallies, “We’re gonna take care of veterans.”
While Trump’s foundation has given little to vets, he did donate $1 million to New York City’s The Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in 2008, according to the New York Times.
During those years, Trump’s foundation gave $10,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation and $100,000 to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
His foundation also gave $100,000 to Citizens United, the organization that spurred the 2010 Supreme Court case that led to the proliferation of money in politics. Trump often denounces super PACs, the groups that proliferated after the Citizens United decision.
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