The NeverTrump PAC, an independent group determined to keep the current frontrunner from winning the Republican nomination, just released a vicious new online ad. And it’s claims are no laughing matter.
According to the ad, Donald Trump took advantage of a post-9/11 recovery program for small businesses to rake in $150,000 for the Trump Organization.
Take a look:
The money in question was allocated by the World Trade Center Recovery Grant Program, which originated in 2002.
Trump said his property “wasn’t fortunately affected” by the events of 9/11.
So, where did the money go? The issue has onlookers demanding answers.
Wow. It looks like our ad forced Trump to respond on his 9/11 $$$ steal. Says "it was probably reimbursement." What? https://t.co/yrJVlvoUWi
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) April 13, 2016
Like the veterans donations? Trump has neglected to distribute over 3 million in donations to our veterans, now 9/11 https://t.co/WuFaFl4kGP
— ✨ Lexi ✨ (@MisLexi1) April 13, 2016
On top of it all, the ad is sparking new conversation around some of Trump’s old comments about the attack and the buildings themselves.
Regarding the Freedom Tower:
It is the worst pile of crap architecture I have ever seen in my life.
And his comments immediately after the attack:
Trump, a week after 9/11: “They were not ‘great’ buildings… They only became great upon their demise last Tuesday.” https://t.co/JmziqdijNf
— Brian Phillips (@RealBPhil) April 13, 2016
And on President George Bush:
Trump: George Bush Had 'Advance Notice' Abt 9/11 Attacks: Saudi Arabia Funded 9/11; 28pg Secret Docs Says Sen Graham https://t.co/FowTENPYge
— KathySamira (@kathysamira) April 13, 2016
Are these the #NewYorkValues Trump has been praising?