And The Fraud Continues – ‘Trump’s New Pro-Veterans Website Directs All Donations To Trump’s Personal Foundation’
This is your basic con job on low information voters – read teabagger, hate the guberment Republicans.
So when you see a Trump supporter, go ahead and laugh at them .
They are getting jerked around by a rich guy.
‘After ducking the final Republican presidential debate heading into next week’s Iowa caucuses, GOP front-runner Donald Trump announced that he would hold his own pro-veterans event during the debate to raise money for veterans’.
‘Trump even set up a special website to solicit donations to help veterans’.
“Honor their valor,” the website, donaldtrumpforvets.com, states. “Donate now to help our Veterans.”
‘The website, which is nothing more than a single page with stock photos and a credit card donation form, claims that “100% of your donations will go directly to Veterans needs.”
‘There’s only one problem’:
‘100% of the money raised on the site goes directly to Donald Trump’s personal non-profit foundation, according to a disclosure listed at the bottom of the page’.
‘Trump’s personal non-profit foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, does not have a history of donating much money to veterans or to veterans’ causes’.
“The Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $5.5 million to 298 charities between 2009 and 2013 (the most recent year available), according to the non-profit’s 990 tax forms from those years”.
“Of that, only $57,000 has been donated to seven organizations that directly benefit military veterans or their families, Forbes found”.
“Wounded Warriors was not among the organizations Trump’s foundation gave to in that time period”.
‘Forbes also found that Trump, who we estimate is worth $4.5 billion, has not made personal contributions to his foundation during the same time period’.