VoteVets Responds to News That Donald Trump Falsely Claimed He Raised $6 Million for Veterans

"Donald Trump is a Cheap Fraud" 

Washington - The largest progressive veterans group in America today is responding to news that a Washington Post investigation has found that Donald Trump did not raised the $6 million he claimed to have raised, when he skipped a GOP debate moderated by Megyn Kelly.  The Washington Post story can be found here: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-said-he-raised-6-million-for-vets-now-his-campaign-says-it-was-less/2016/05/20/871127a8-1d1f-11e6-b6e0-c53b7ef63b45_story.html 

Responding to the story, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org, Jon Soltz said:

“Donald Trump is a cheap fraud.  In a classic fraud move, made himself look good to the public, by lying to the American people, and veterans, about how much he raised for veterans’ groups, when he hid behind them to get out of the GOP debate.  He said he raised $6 million.  Now, when investigated by reporters, he finally admits that he overstated the amount by millions, and never raised what he told people he did.  In fact, there may still be groups who are waiting for their check. 

“We now need to presume that he is lying about how much he claims he has given to veterans over the years, and that’s part of the reason he won’t release his taxes.  Releasing them would likely show that he’s not given as much to veterans’ groups over the years as he claims – if he’s even given to them at all.  Another lie and another fraud. 

“Apologies aren’t enough.  Donald Trump promised $6 million to veterans.  Now he needs to deliver, by personally forking over the millions of dollars he said he raised, but didn’t.  It won’t make up for his lies, but may make him think twice about letting his mouth write checks that no one can cash.” 

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 400,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org Action Fund is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

 

 

 

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