According to the Guardian, some of the names on “Veterans for Trump” official list published by the Donald’s campaign shouldn’t belong there because they say they were never contacted to be on the group.
Several people listed as part of the “Veterans for Trump coalition” formed by Donald Trump following his incendiary comments about John McCain’s war record have denied they are part of the group, the Guardian has learned.
A number of people were named as members of “Veterans for Trump” on Trump’s election website. “These veterans have pledged their support to Mr Trump in the primary, and they will be advocating for him,” a press release said.
But when the Guardian contacted several claimed Veterans for Trump members on Friday, three said they had never heard of the organisation and had not signed up as members.
“I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, an 88-year-old second world war veteran from Atkinson, New Hampshire. His name was among 51 “Veterans for Trump” whose details were sent out to the media and listed on Trump’s website.
“I haven’t told anyone I want to get in on that,” Fusi said. “I’m not going to do any campaigning.”
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Wow. How does a campaign make a mistake like this knowing the media and their detractors are just waiting to pounce on them? I wouldn’t trust the Guardian, but they don’t just make up quotes either. As of the time of publication, Ernie Fusi’s name was still on the list.