As Twitchy reported, Donald Trump came through with a donation to a veterans’ group Monday night after some prodding by a “nasty guy” from the Washington Post, even though he maintains he was under no obligation.
After raising, w/ no obligation, almost $6M for Vets, I couldn't believe protesters formed @ Trump Tower. JUST OUT- SENT BY CROOKED HILLARY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2016
Crooked Hillary was behind this?
Sign at vets' Trump Tower protest: "Trumpty Dumpty didn't serve. Trumpty Dumpty broke his word." pic.twitter.com/AbnvUVUYxX
— Kelly Weill (@KELLYWEILL) May 23, 2016
The news isn’t quite “just out” — The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak reported on the fun-size protest at Trump Tower earlier today, uncovering support provided courtesy of the Clinton campaign.
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) May 24, 2016
Organizers initially tried to hide Clinton campaign's role in the protest https://t.co/J94UXSMwnf
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) May 24, 2016
At Monday’s protest, Marine veteran and Clinton supporter Alexander McCoy served as a spokesman for the demonstrators—and went to great lengths to hide the Clinton campaign’s involvement with organizing the demonstration.
“We’re not affiliated with any campaign, we’re not affiliated with any organization,” McCoy told reporters, saying the protesters used “grassroots organizing techniques, we came together over social media.”
Then, reached by phone after the event, McCoy acknowledged that the Clinton campaign organized the conference call bringing together possible attendees to the protest.
Mak adds that the initially evasive Clinton camp eventually acknowledged that it was “more than happy to lend some logistical support to the activists.”
Was it a spontaneous protest, or was it just some guys out for a walk one day who decided they’d go after Donald Trump? What difference at this point does it make? It not that surprising of a revelation, after all.
— TRUMP GIRL (@MissD4Trump) May 24, 2016
— Ruth Rebecca (@Rebecca9Ruth) May 24, 2016
— Joy (@Joywhitaker18) May 24, 2016