Four months after telling a crowd at an Iowa rally that he had donated $1 million to a veterans charity as part of a high-profile fundraising event, Donald Trump made good on the commitment Monday, according to The Washington Post.
The recipient is the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which provides educational grants and other support to the children of the fallen Marines. The wife of the charity’s founder said she was notified of the gift by Mr. Trump in a telephone call Monday night, two days after the Post published the latest in a series of articles about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s claims of giving to groups that help service members.
Mr. Trump has touted collecting $6 million from the January rally in Des Moines, for which he skipped a GOP candidates’ debate, but the Post reported last week that his campaign had revised the figure to $4.5 million. That article quoted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as saying the $1 million pledge by Mr. Trump had been “fully spent.” Asked about the discrepancy Tuesday, the candidate told the newspaper, "I don’t know that Corey would even know when I gave it out.”