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March 04, 2016

Veterans Groups Have Gotten Half of $6 Million Raised by Trump

Veterans organizations have received $2.94 million of the $6 million presidential candidate Donald Trump said he raised for former service members at an Iowa rally in January, according to CNN  and The Washington Post. The Trump campaign released details of the donations Thursday after the Post had contacted the 24 charities Mr. Trump identified as beneficiaries and accounted for less than half of the money.

The bulk of the $6 million was raised from wealthy associates of Mr. Trump's, some of whom gave directly to veterans groups in response to his appeal. The Donald J. Trump Foundation, to which about $1.7 million in public donations were routed, has doled out about $1.1 million.

"We will continue to allocate contributions to groups that have been announced as well as additional groups that are being considered," a Trump campaign spokeswoman said. Several of the gifts will have a major impact on smaller charities that received $50,000 to $100,000, the Post writes.