Earlier today, Donald Trump released the entire list of veteran’s organizations that received donations from his anti-Fox debate in Iowa last January. Much to the chagrin of the mainstream media and their campaign to dutifully make moral assumptions and dutifully investigate the financial dealings of anyone not named Hillary.
You may recall that in March, the unseemly paper of record in my hometown, Washington DC, The Washington Post, blasted an article stating that after just two months –from the January rally to March article- Trump had “failed” to release all the details of the donations and receiving veterans organization to our beloved watchdog media.
“After the campaign initially did not provide details of where the money had gone, The Post had undertaken its own accounting”, wrote David Farhenthold on March 3rd.
How noble of them. The long and the short of it is that, according to the Post’s March article only $3 million of the announced $6 million could be accounted for. That clearly merited an enormous media outcry against Trump because, it’s not like he’s trying to win a Presidential nomination during this whole time or anything.
Meanwhile, career criminal, Hillary Clinton- she of the Whitewater investigation, the absurd Goldman Sachs invoicing and Clinton Foundation fraud continues to skate by. Now, this isn’t to justify Trump by suggesting that if Hillary gets away with it, so should he.
We should expect better from the leaders on our side of the political fence. But, if that sanctimonious bastion of false superiority known as the Washington Post can only find $3 million in received donations a few weeks after a charity rally in any fair world, how is there are story there?
I mean, at worse, $3 million in donations to veterans is still $3 million more than anybody else raised that night and Trump is guilty of hyperbole (shocker, I know). At best, it confirms an enormous dollar figure with no real reason to suspect any subterfuge.
Earlier today, Trump held a press conference at Trump tower, effectively punching the press in the mouth. He accused them of deception and even called one guy ”sleazy” (he’s my favorite dwarf). Like or hate Trump, you have to admire how he’s not allowing the media to get away with massaging stories to their benefit. He knows they practically let Hillary get away with murder, and often protect her from herself by “clarifying” what she said in any given speech.
Hey media, you want to run Trump through the ringer over an unprocessed $3 million? Sure, you’re just going to get it thrown back in one or both of your two faces.
This veteran was at the press conference and put them on full blast as well:
Here is the full list of money paid out to veteran’s organizations:
Here is the list of checks that have been delivered and cashed according to Trump…
Achilles international $200,000
American Hero Adventures $100,000
Americans for Equal living $100,000
America’s Vet Dogs, The Veterans Canine Corp. Inc. $75,000
Armed Services YMCA of the U.S. $75,000
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation Inc. $75,000
Central Iowa Shelter and Services $100,000
Connected Warriors Inc. $75,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust $115,000
Fisher House Foundation $115,000
Folds of Honor Foundation $200,000
Foundation for American Veterans $75,000
Freedom Alliance $75,000
Green Beret Foundation $350,000
Hire Heroes USA $75,000
Homes For Our Troops $50,000
Honoring Americans Warriors $100,000
Hope for the Warriors $65,000
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund $175,000
Canines for Warriors $50,000
Liberty House $100,000
Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation $1,100,000
Navy SEAL Foundation $465,000
Navy Marine Corp Relief Society $75,000
New England Wounded Veterans Inc. $75,000
Operation Home Front $65,000
Partners for Patriots $100,000
Project for Patriots $100,000
Puppy Jake Foundation $100,000
Racing for Heroes Inc. $200,000
Support Siouxland Soldiers $100,000
Task Force Dagger Foundation $50,000
The Mission Continues $75,000
The National Military Family Association Inc. $75,000
Veterans Airlift Command $100,000
Veterans Count $25,000
Veterans in Command Inc. $150,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. $75,000
Warriors for Freedom Foundation $50,000
Total: $5.6 million
Trump said he expects more money to come in and for more checks to be paid out.