I’m not a Donald Trump fan by any stretch of the imagination. He can’t handle criticism from Megan Kelly, but he wants to be President. There’s a debate among the Republican candidates and Trump took his marbles, what few he has left, and decided that he won’t participate in the debate because Kelly scares him. Instead he is going to have his own event donating the proceeds to veterans and wounded warriors. OK, well money is money. From CNN;
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News’ debate this week.
“If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump’s event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts,” he said.
So Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, an organization which sprang from the anti-Bush group OpTruth, decided that he won’t accept any money from Trump. Trump didn’t offer any money to the IAVA, so I’m thinking that just by turning down the funds from Trump before the money is even offered to IAVA is a political stunt, the same kind that Rieckhoff is accusing Trump of perpetrating. IAVA is certainly not the only veterans’ organization, and Paul would only waste the money on advancing his own name anyway – that’s what he does best. I’m thinking that if Trump offered Rieckhoff a slot on celebrity Apprentice, Rieckhoff would trample pedestrians to get to the studio. If the money was offered by Hillary Clinton he’d waste half of it on a presentation ceremony.
By the way, why isn’t there any Democrat candidate offering money to veterans’ and wounded warrior issues?
Money is important to veterans and their issues which need fixing, does it matter where the money comes from? Really matter in The Great Scheme of Things? Many of us veterans are tired of being used by Paul Rieckhoff and his minions at IAVA for their political stunts.
ADDED: During the last presidential elections he warned other Republican candidates about using the troops for their political stunts, too.
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