Trump Advisor Confronted Over Missing $6 Million Veteran Donations, It Doesn’t End Well (VIDEO)


Remember that time Donald Trump refused to take part in a Fox debate because moderator and professional feeling hurter Megyn Kelly called him out on some of the misogynistic and downright stupid things he’s said about women? If you do, you might also remember that Trump’s absence allowed him to hold a veterans fundraiser on the very same night, where he boasted about raising $6million for veterans charities. If you don’t remember, here’s a reminder:

Fox weeps indeed. We previously reported that the money supposedly raised by Trump hadn’t reached its intended beneficiaries. Now, in an interview with Daily Beast, Trump’s chairman for veteran issues, Al Baldarsaro, reveals that he doesn’t know where the donations are, but even more shockingly, doesn’t care:

‘I don’t track that…I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha’..It’s not high on my priority list…I agree with you on looking into it. I just wish I had a little more time… My veterans constituents have never asked us that question.’

Before you start to feel sorry for Baldasaro and his busy schedule, remember that he’s now had three months to track down $6million for people he is supposed to look out for. Baldasaro could just ask Trump where the money has gone — sometimes the most obvious course of action is the best course of action. Before he troubles Mr. Trump, though, it might be wise to check down the back of Trump’s sofa, a common hiding place for loose change.

Daniel Borochoff, president of Charity Watch, in the same interview with Daily Beast, urged the Trump campaign to make an effort to locate the missing money:

‘Groups that hold fundraisers for charities should distribute the funds to those charities as rapidly as possible. By not doing so it delays aid or assistance to people in need of help and increases the risk that these funds get diverted to something other than their intended use…A highly publicized event such as Trump’s fundraiser for veterans charities ought to disclose within a few months what it has done with the funds that it has raised.’

Whether the money turns up or not remains to be seen, but boasting about your charitable work and then not delivering any money is hardly behavior fit for a President of The United States. It also harms Trump’s standing with veterans across the U.S., which could have a serious impact should Trump not receive the delegates required to secure the Republican nomination.

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