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Veterans

“Embarrassing. Insulting. Outrageous. Outlandish.”

Donald Trump has a long history of offensive statements about veterans and military families.  He doubled down at last night’s Commander-in-Chief Forum, where he showed he is temperamentally unfit to be president. The reality is that Trump’s companies have fired employees because of their military commitments, he has lied about donations to veterans’ charities, and he has scammed veterans through Trump University. Trump is unqualified to be president and is only in it for himself. Take it from veterans and intelligence officials…

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Hillary Clinton Proved She is Ready to be Commander in Chief

Hillary Clinton tonight proved without a doubt that she is ready to be Commander in Chief. She knows world leaders, knows the strength of our military, and understands the nuance of diplomacy. Hillary Clinton is a proven leader on issues of national security and she is the only candidate in this race who has laid out real plans to keep…

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Veterans: Secretary Clinton is Ready to Lead, Trump is Unfit and Unqualified to be President

Today, ahead of tonight’s IAVA Forum, Representative Ruben Gallego, Representative Ted Lieu, and former Major General Donna Barbisch – three veterans – held a media call to draw a contrast between Hillary Clinton’s steady and experienced leadership and Donald Trump, whose recklessness and lack of foreign policy knowledge would make our country and troops less safe. Our veterans deserve a…

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New DNC Video: Unfit to Lead

Donald Trump has made a habit of demeaning the men and women who serve in uniform. In advance of his speech to the American Legion, the DNC released a new video, “Unfit,” highlighting some of Trump’s insults, outright lies, cons and delusional claims about our military. If Trump can’t see greatness in the brave Americans who serve and sacrifice to…

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Trump’s Checkered Record on Charity: What We Know

Donald Trump consistently claims to have made numerous charitable contributions over the years. He’ssaid, “I give millions for charity each year” and “I don’t think I’m greedy … If I were, I wouldn’t give to charities.” Trump and his team have also said that, in addition to money given away by his foundation, Trump makes charitable contributions privately. However, recent news…

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Trump’s Dangerous Plans for Veterans

Today in Virginia Beach Donald Trump spoke about the issues facing America’s veterans but only offered his previously discredited policies, including a dangerous idea to put the Department of Veterans Affairs on a path to privatization. DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach issued the following statement: “Today Donald Trump reaffirmed his dangerous plan to put the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Today’s jobs report showed that under President Obama, our unemployment is the lowest its been since 2007 and we have now had 75 straight months of private-sector job growth – the longest stretch on record. We still have more work ahead to expand opportunity for all Americans and ensure wages grow to meet the needs of hard-working families, but this…

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Navy Veteran on Trump University: “I felt like I was ripped off.”

“I felt like I was ripped off.” That’s what Felicisimo Limon, a Navy Veteran, said today on CNN when asked about his experience with Trump University. He went on to elaborate that he ended up losing all of his hard-earned savings. “Somebody approached me to spend money for the Trump University because within three years, four years, five years, I’d…

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Trump Discredited on Vets Donations

Donald Trump’s answers yesterday when it came to how and when he finally gave money to veterans groups were almost universally discredited.   Donald Trump says he wanted to keep veterans fundraising ‘quiet,’ but he touted it instead POLITIFACT // LOUIS JACOBSON Our ruling: Trump said. “I wanted to keep it private, because I don’t think it’s anybody’s business if…

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Trump wants to see vets group tax records, but doesn’t want you to see his

After lying about how much was raised for veterans groups and whether or not it had been distributed, today Donald Trump said that at least one of the groups had not received funds because they had not turned over pertinent tax records. Trump said, “the check is ready to go but they don’t have all of their appropriate, in fact…

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