Wow. One veterans group is saying they will decline any donations from The Donald’s event because they don’t want to be used as a political stunt:
WISN – At least one veteran’s group doesn’t want any donations from Donald Trump’s fundraiser for veterans.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News’ debate this week.
“If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump’s event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts,” he said.
Rieckhoff did say that supporters are welcome to contribute to his group directly.
Will other groups follow IAVA’s lead? I doubt it. While it’s a good sentiment, I’m sure there are plenty of other veterans groups that would be willing to take The Donald’s fundraising money.