Trump vets veterans before giving money, but refuses to be vetted

Trump at news conference today. European Pressphoto Agency via WaPo)

Donald Trump spent 40 minutes this morning lambasting the press for daring to criticize his dalliance is delaying providing donations to veterans groups raised during a January fund raiser, as well as giving a rundown of the money his is doling out, including a million bucks of his own money. He called one reporter from ABC a sleaze.

“You have to go through a process. When you send checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars to people and to companies and to groups that you’ve never heard of, charitable organizations, you have to vet it,” Trump said in explaining the delay. “You send people out. You do a lot of work. Now most of the money went out quite a while ago — some of it went out more recently.”

He also noted that a check has been cut for one of the organizations, Project for Patriots, but the check will not be mailed until the vetting is complete. “The check is ready to go, but they don’t have all of their appropriate” documentation, he said. That documentation? An IRS determination letter.

Trump will not give money raised by others to any group until it has proven its worthiness with verification from the IRS.

This is the same Trump who claims he cannot release his 2015 IRS return because he is being audited, even though an IRS spokesman told the media, “Nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information.”

Trump also won’t release past IRS returns, claiming they all are somehow interrelated.

So, if Trump will not allow himself to be vetted, why should anyone think it is appropriate to write him a check or vote for him?

Isn’t his stance a bit hypocritical? Oh yeah, this is Trump, the human Etch-a-Sketch.

15 comments on “Trump vets veterans before giving money, but refuses to be vetted

  1. Steve says:

    Polls are proving my contention Trump is working to get Hillary elected.

  2. Steve says:

    As if all the Trump silliness weren’t enough:

    Trump has them divided, all that remains is to get Sanders out of Clinton’s way and Trump wants to “debate” Sanders…..

    Trump is the biggest donor to the Clinton campaign ever.

  3. So when and if Trump defeats Clinton…you’ll admit your conspiracy theory is hokum? Just curious…

  4. Steve says:

    He won’t beat Clinton, he’s working to get her elected.
    And she was on “The View” just the other day, almost said it herself.

  5. And it’s come down to this for me personally…I am aligned with Rabbi Daniel Lapin, there are but two lifeboats left…which one will you climb into? For me…although I do so with reluctance, the choice is a crystal clear one…I KNOW the disaster that Captain Hillary would be…

  6. Steve says:

    Everyone says “It’s the principle”…. like when they are playing a nickle slot that can only pay $250 and they put in over $400 and get mad about the machine not paying out…”it’s the principle!”
    Then they scream about being shorted by one nickle at the ticket in/out machine “It’s the principle!”

    No it isn’t. There is only one place where “the principle” counts. The vote.
    If you are choosing the “lessor of two evils” then you are putting $400 in a machine that can only pay out $250

    Vote your principles, not the hype.

  7. There is no one in the race that mirrors my personal principles (constitutional conservative). But I live in Realville, and in this race…I will do whatever I can to deny the Clinton Crime family, Bernie the Socialist Santa Clause, and the Johnson/Weld fantasy team from taking up residence in the White house. It’s not a slot machine…it’s a crap shoot, I’ll take my chances with the wild card, or rather “box cars or snake eyes!”

  8. Steve says:

    Wild card is the best description for that guy.
    Absolutely no idea where he stands on anything outside his full intent to get Clinton elected.

    I like Johnson. And Weld is a drunk, but a happy one!
    And Weld had to fight the same General Court as Romney.
    I think these two would be good at battling the spenders and would at least slow them down like Weld did in Massachusetts. Spending went up, but no where near as much as it did under Deval Patrick. And MA has another Republican in that seat.
    I grew up in that state, my brother was national guard (lifer) and tells me Patrick was a terrible administrator while Romney was a very good manager.

    I find things I like about the Libertarians and I feel good about the people they are choosing.

  9. Austin Petersen was a much better choice in my humble opinion…

  10. Steve says:

    Possibly, but one thing is certain.
    The Libertarians are looking like the sanest of the whole bunch.
    It’s a plus I like a good amount of their platform.

  11. Sane? Did you miss the strip tease from the podium of their nominating convention? They have a long way to go in my humble opinion…

  12. Steve says:

    The guy got nowhere…compared to Clinton, that IS sane. And Trump wears no clothes.

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