At a Trump Tower press conference Donald Trump explained to reporters assembled the exact disposition of the $5.6 million he collected for veterans’ causes the night he boycotted the scheduled Fox News debate.
One reporter in particular, Tom Llamas of ABC News, questioned the donations Trump had made to veterans’ causes.
Calling Llamas “a sleaze” for his baiting and manipulating, Trump then turned the podium over to New Hampshire state representative, veteran’s activist, and 22-year retired Marine, Al Baldasaro, who set the record straight for the liberal weenie reporters….
“First of all, for the record, guys, I am a state representative from New Hampshire, ten years on the Veterans Affairs Committee, 22 years in the Marine Corps, retired First Sergeant. What I want to clarify here, first of all, I would never, ever in a million years put my name on a candidate that did not, from his heart, look me in the eye and tell me he is concerned about veterans. That’s Donald Trump. I met him over a year ago.
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I’ve been involved with many fundraisers. There are many scam artists out there. He did the right thing by vetting these groups there. You look at some of the groups giving 20 cents, 40 cents on the dollar, and they’re spending the rest for their nice lavish trips. He gave 100%.
The liberal media is the only ones that have been calling me on the foundation. Alright? I’m the former chairman. I’ve been dealing with this stuff for years as a veterans’ activist.
Stop using veterans as political pawns. You got a guy outside, McCoy. Go do a google search on his facebook. He’s out there, his pictures with Clinton. They are using veterans as political pawns. It must stop.
Donald Trump is doing this from the heart. You’re all focused on the way he’s raising money, and you’re not looking at the 22 veterans that are killing each other (themselves) every day. You’re not concerned about the thousands of veterans that are on wait lists.
Look at his plan, on Trump’s website, he talks about medical cards, he talks about fixing the VA, he talks about competition.
I think the liberal media, and I’ve been dealing with you for a long time, get your head out of your butt and focus on the real issues.”