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Trump Defies Critics And Details $5.6 Million Donation List For Veterans Charities From Fundraiser

May 31, 2016

At a press conference Tuesday at Trump Tower, Donald Trump detailed the groups and the amount of money he donated to veterans organizations with the money from his Iowa fundraiser in January.


The video of the press conference and the full list of organizations is below.

Trump refused to take part of the Republican Presidential Debate in January hosted by Fox News and instead held a fundraiser for veterans’ charities.

The total is $5.6 million and more could be on the way he said if more donations roll in and he thinks some smaller ones will. He himself donated $1 million personally.

Following scrutiny from many people asking Trump where the money he raised during the fundraiser was sent to, Trump read from a list, the monetary totals and the organizations that received donations from him.

He stated, “I wanted to keep it private because I don’t think it’s anybody’s business if I want to send money to the vets.” “I’m totally accountable, but I didn’t want to have credit for it,” Trump said when asked if he thought he should be held accountable for the donations.

He re-asserted multiple times at the conference, “I raised close to $6 million. It will probably be over that amount when it’s all said and done, but as of this moment, it’s $5.6 million.”

The reason why, Trump said it took so long to get the list out to the public was because there was a need to vet the organizations that he wanted to send the money to. “You have to vet all of these different groups, because these are many different groups. You have to go through a process.” Trump said.

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When asked about Trump’s decision on which veterans groups to send money to, he said that he wasn’t “too involved.” He chose to give his entire $1 million individual donation to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement because he didn’t want to spend time vetting multiple organizations and splitting the money up. He added that he “didn’t have to go through a big vetting process.” He called the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement a “fabulous group.”

On January 28, Trump hosted a “special event to benefit veterans organizations” and chose not to not attend the Republican debate in Iowa, where he later said he raised $6 million.

22Kill — $200,000

Achilles International Inc. — $200,000

American Hero Adventures — $100,000

Americans for Equal Living — $100,000

America’s Vetdogs – The Veterans K9 Corps Inc. — $75,000

AMVETS — $75,000

Armed Services YMCA of the USA — $75,000

Bob Woodruff Family Foundation Inc. — $75,000

Central Iowa Shelter and Services — $100,000

Connected Warriors Inc. — $75,000

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust — $115,000

Fisher House Foundation — $115,000

Folds of Honor Foundation — $200,000

Foundation for American Veterans — $75,000

Freedom Alliance — $75,000

Green Beret Foundation — $350,000

Hire Heroes USA — $75,000

Homes for Our Troops — $50,000

Honoring America’s Warriors — $100,000

Hope for the Warriors — $65,000

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund — $175,000

K9s for Warriors — $50,000

Liberty House — $100,000

Marine Corps- Law Enforcement Foundation — $1,100,000

Navy Seal Foundation — $465,000

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society — $75,000

New Englands Wounded Veterans Inc. — $75,000

Operation Homefront — $65,000

Partners for Patriots — $100,000

Project for Patriots — $100,000 (pending)

Puppy Jake Foundation — $100,000

Racing for Heroes Inc. — $200,000

Support Siouxland Soldiers — $100,000

Task Force Dagger Foundation — $50,000

The Mission Continues — $75,000

The National Military Family Association Inc. — $75,000

Veterans Airlift Command — $100,000

Veterans Count 25,000 Veterans-In-Command Inc. — $150,000

Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. — $75,000

Warriors for Freedom Foundation — $50,000

Total: $5,600,000