@ZekeJMiller We are now in the new Trump paradigm where truth and facts are a relative concept and a floating crap game.
— Gordon G. Forbes (@ggforbes) May 20, 2016
Well, well, well … isn’t this interesting?
Trump said he raised $6 million for vets. Now, his campaign says it was less. https://t.co/OrbrGn5N4k
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 20, 2016
It’s like that Trump campaign senior adviser said: “This ‘words matter’ stuff is ridiculous.”
More from the Washington Post:
Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the fundraiser actually netted about $4.5 million, or 75 percent of the total that Trump announced.
Lewandowski blamed the shortfall on Trump’s own wealthy acquaintances. He said some of them had promised big donations that Trump was counting on when he said he’d raised $6 million. But Lewandowski said those donors backed out and gave nothing.
The comments appear to be the first acknowledgment — almost four months later — that Trump’s fundraiser had raised less than the candidate said. Lewandowski said he did not know the exact total of money raised or how much of it remained unspent.
It really is shocking that a guy who’s been involved in shady business dealings and tried to have disabled veterans removed from Trump Tower’s vicinity would be anything other than forthright about funds raised for veterans. Just shocking.
Ok, who is surprised this happened? Hands anyone? Bueller? https://t.co/U4RsVTp6Dx
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) May 20, 2016
Least surprised: Anybody paying attn and not drunk on the Trump-aid. https://t.co/ux84Dc4XpV
— Lizbuddie (@lizbuddie) May 20, 2016
No shit. Anyone with a brain saw this coming. https://t.co/jaQoLqW78X
— Andrew Staroska (@astaroska) May 20, 2016
@timkmak Maybe somebody should check? Just a suggestion. The guy doesn't seem like he's on the up and up.
— Jonathan Swift (@AModestTweet) May 20, 2016
Not really, no.
@washingtonpost Trump Is a fraud
— bisong mpame ashu (@MpameBisong) May 20, 2016
— nadinesmithnyc (@nadinesmithnyc) May 20, 2016
@washingtonpost Another case of memory lapse or pure deception? Poor vets.
— Tessie Castillo (@4_tessie) May 20, 2016
— Robert Leydon (@RobertLeydon) May 20, 2016
— Jay in Honduras (@JamesMolina31) May 20, 2016
But will this news even make a tiny dent in his support?
He could reveal that he actually shook the vets down and took the silver out of their teeth and it won't matter. https://t.co/UrBKAgS1WT
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 20, 2016