Trump Vets Chair: The Missing Charity Money For Vets Is ‘Not High On My Priority List’


Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has some explaining to do. His campaign’s adviser can’t account for $6 million which was raised for veterans charities by the hotel magnate.

“I could ask, but it’s not high on my priority list,” Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state representative, told The Daily Beast.

According to Trump, he cares about U.S. Veterans but that doesn’t seem to be the case. He’s been scamming people for a long time and he’s good at it. But now we’re talking about millions of dollars which appear to be missing.

In January, Trump decided not to take part in the Iowa Presidential debate because he was upset with Fox News. He held a fundraiser for veterans and the money raised was to go to 22 charities.

The Daily Beast reports:

Baldasaro played a major role for the Trump campaign in New Hampshire and has been outspoken in the press and on the campaign trail ever since. In fact, he helped deliver money to one veterans charity, accepting an oversized novelty check from Trump on stage at a campaign event before the New Hampshire primary. Soon after, he delivered a real $100,000 check to local veterans charity Liberty House. But he says he doesn’t know where the rest of the money went, and in essence, that it isn’t his problem.

The media has tried to follow the money which was raised but it just hasn’t been found. Some of it was located but there’s a vast fortune which appears to be missing.

In early March, CNN was able to track down $2.9 million, citing the Trump campaign. In early April, The Wall Street Journal traced $2.4 million of the promised funds.

What these investigations have yielded is a solid conclusion that, thus far, Donald Trump and his nonprofit have dispensed, at maximum, about half of the $6 million to the listed beneficiaries. Nearly three months—85 days—have passed since the fundraiser.

I don’t track that,” Baldasaro said in response. “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”

Baldasaro pulled a Trump by trying to distance himself from it all, however, he later admitted that he’s “the only one that talks about veterans for Trump.”

“It’s not high on my priority list,” he said, when pressed on the issue of the missing money.  “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.”

And then there’s the Trump Institute, a company which fired a veteran for his ‘absences’ after he was deployed overseas to Afghanistan.

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