Donald Trump has already tried to get away with screwing Veterans groups out of $6 million this year. He held a fundraiser and cried foul every time someone wanted details about where exactly the money was going. Months later, when no one could locate the money and the media began to make a point to ask him about it, he finally gave most of the money to veterans groups. But he tried to act as if the donations had been made much earlier. However, it’s now clear that the donations were made almost immediately after the national press began asking him about it and after months of stalling. Somehow his followers don’t know this and continue to talk negatively about the media as if it was some sort of offense to ask for details.
Whatever people may believe about Donald Trump, his record precedes him. Lying is the norm throughout his entire campaign in a way that completely rules out subjectivity. PolitiFact rates only 8% of his statements as true or mostly true. As far as I can tell that’s a record for anyone with more than a few studied claims. He’s not just wrong on the science and lax on equality like most Republicans, he’s giving every indication that he’s willing to run the country just like he runs businesses. Into the ground. His university was a scam like nearly every business he’s been a part of and his exaggerated numbers frighten the simple into longing for “great” times.
So here we are again and Trump claimed that he was going to help out American veterans again with the proceeds from his latest book “Crippled America: How To Make America Great Again.” He has not only refused to release details about which groups he plans to help but he won’t even clarify how much he’s made from the book to begin with. Based on the 200k copies he sold he made somewhere between $1 and $5 million. If you visit the Amazon page it’s littered with people commenting about how happy they are that their money will go to veterans groups and how generous Donald Trump is.
But even as most of America is starting to realize what he’s really up to, a small group of ardent followers still vehemently defends him against anyone who would dare to show them evidence of his betrayal. Anger among this group is quickly shifting off of the government and onto the media. David Duke, former KKK leader and current Trump cheerleader, still insists that his candidate is innocent on all charges. The problem apparently is Jewish people and Mexicans:
[Jewish Extremists are] the ones who have been attacking Trump and most recently Fox News, the shabbat goy shiksa Megyn Kelly, because they love to have some gentile — they don’t always want all the Jews out front. She recently criticized Trump, the fact that he said this judge isn’t fair. This Mexican judge. This Mexican-descended judge.”
Meanwhile, the very real victims of our political obstructionism are starving, getting sicker, losing their minds and killing themselves. By our closest estimates, a veteran dies at their own hands every 65 minutes. That means that 3 to 4 thousand veterans killed themselves while Trump was sitting on the last $6 million. How many will die while he plays with their money this time?