Donald Trump just loves to talk endlessly about how much he respects and supports military veterans. Of course, most of that is just lip service he pays so he can appear to be patriotic and get in good with potential voters and Republicans who are so fond of sending members of the armed services to fight endless wars.
Back in 2016, Trump held a rally rather than attend a GOP debate because he was afraid of facing questions from then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He trumpeted the fact that he had raised some $6 million for veterans. And he then promptly put the money in a foundation that only he controls.
But before the debate-avoidance event, a vet group in Queens that helps homeless veterans wrote and requested some funding from the Donald for their cause. What did he send them instead? Bumper stickers! Bumper stickers that read:
“Trump – Make America Great Again.”
Veterans-in-Command President Larry Robertson told the New York Daily News that his group sent a letter to Trump in which they asked for some money to help their group, which they say is desperate for assistance.
He was sent the bumper stickers, along with a note:
“Unfortunately we are unable to make donations from the campaign. Mr. Trump is very passionate about giving veterans the best life possible! Team Trump.”
Adding insult to injury, the group is now receiving letters from the Trump campaign asking for their support. Robertson remarked:
“We never wrote to his campaign. Now they want us to get out there and campaign and be on his team? Without the veterans, he wouldn’t be where he is today.”
NBC has looked into the Donald J. Trump Foundation and found that since 2010 Trump has given a mere $75,000 to veterans groups out of the $5 million it has donated to various causes.
How big of a hypocrite is Trump when it comes to veterans? This report from the Young Turks will show you. And it will very likely make you angry as well: