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WHEN Donald Trump withdrew from a Fox News-sponsored Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa, in early 2016, he announced that he would instead spend the evening holding a fundraiser for veterans. While his rival candidates in Republican primaries prattled on some blocks away, Mr Trump duly entreated attendees and viewers to log on to www.donaldtrumpforvets.com and make a donation. In all, he collected some $5.6m, a handsome sum. Only, it later transpired, about half the cash was retained by Mr Trump’s charitable foundation.
The other half of the cash did go to veterans’ organisations. Over the following days and weeks Mr Trump announced gifts to such groups with great fanfare and reference to his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again!” The degree to which he sought to make political mileage out of the event was remarkable. “When I raise money for the veterans, and it's a massive amount of money, find out how much Hillary Clinton's given to the veterans. Nothing," he said. At the same time, the Trump Foundation’s donations were not...Continue reading