Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lying liars who lie: he-who-shall-not-be-named

“The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.” — Bryant H. McGill, American author, speaker and activist 

I CAN'T shake the feeling that I have awakened in an alternate reality, a dystopian planet Earth, and the pulsing, ugly heart of it is my own home country. 

That he-who-shall-not-be-named has been given more than five minutes of our collective awareness is incomprehensible to me! 

In my ongoing series of Lying Liars Who Lie, I'm certain that HWSNBN warrants a thousand chapters, but I'll stick to this one — for now. The below article is from NBC News.

Tennessee Williams quote

Trump Foundation Has Given Little To Vets Groups

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Charlie Gile
January 28, 2016

Donald Trump has vowed to donate the donations he receives tonight to the Trump Foundation to veterans groups. But a look at The Donald J. Trump Foundation's history of giving shows that the organization has given a small percentage of its donations to veterans groups.

Since 2010, Trump has donated just $35,000 to veterans groups, according to the foundation's 990 forms that donated $5 million during the same time.

In 2014, the year his foundation donated the most amount of money to vets groups, the foundation gave $10,000 to the Green Beret Foundation, $5,000 to K9s for Warriors and $5,000 for Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Trump is skipping Thursday night's Fox News debate and instead hosting his own rally also in Des Moines where he said he's going to raise money for veterans. He launched the website to collect the donations.

At a previous CNN debate, Trump told the network that they should donate all of their profits to veterans.

Trump often says at this campaign rallies, "We're gonna take care of veterans."

While Trump's foundation has given little to vets, he did donate $1 million to New York City's The Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in 2008, according to the New York Times.

During those years, Trump's foundation gave $10,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation and $100,000 to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

His foundation also gave $100,000 to Citizens United, the organization that spurred the 2010 Supreme Court case that led to the proliferation of money in politics. Trump often denounces super PACs, the groups that proliferated after the Citizens United decision.

1 comment:

  1. He makes me ill. Really. I knew this stuff - Rachel Maddow did a good piece on it just tonight - but it is upsetting.