May 31, 2016

Veterans Groups Split Over Trump’s Fundraising

Featuring Katherine Kidder, and Phillip Carter

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist Molly O'Toole

 In his first public accounting of his fundraising for veterans groups, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he did not want credit for trying to help American troops. Then he blasted the media for not giving it to him.

In all, Trump said Tuesday he raised $5.6 million for vets as the direct result of a January fundraiser that he held instead of attending a GOP candidates debate. His snub of that Fox News debate fueled accusations he was using veterans as a political prop, and prompted reporters to investigate whether he had, in fact, collected and dispersed the $6 million he boasted of raising.

 

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  • Katherine Kidder

  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...