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Trump donates $1M to veterans’ charity


Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has fulfilled a four-month-old promise to donate $1 million to a military veterans’ charity, according to a new report.

{mosads}Trump pledged that amount to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, according to The Washington Post, which helps families of fallen marines and federal law enforcement officials. The newspaper had earlier questioned whether the billionaire had made good on his vow to donate to veterans’ charities.

Trump called the home of foundation chairman James K. Kallstrom, the Post added, offering the former FBI official the surprise contribution.

“I guess he wants to take care of the vets,” said Sue Kallstrom, James Kallstrom’s wife. “The foundation is thrilled, because the [money] is going to help a lot of people. Especially the children.”

Trump skipped a GOP presidential debate in January, arguing that he would rather fundraise for military veterans’ causes instead.

He has since repeatedly touted the event’s haul as nearly $6 million, with critics questioning if that amount has truly benefited the designated charities.

Trump on Tuesday defended his philanthropy while blasting detractors.

“I raised almost $6 million for the veterans, including putting up $1 million of my own money,” he said in an Instagram video.

“I had no obligation to do anything or to do so, and I got nothing but bad press from the dishonest media,” Trump added. “It is absolutely disgraceful.”

Reports emerged last week that Trump’s fundraiser actually raised $4.5 million, three-quarters of what he initially claimed.

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