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2016 Postmortem

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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:59 PM Jul 2016

Trump Busted For Huge Lie About Helping To Build The Vietnam War Memorial [View all]

Donald Trump is claiming that he helped to build the Vietnam War Memorial, but a newspaper account from 1984 reveals that Trump is lying.

Here is what Trump claimed he did during an interview with ABC News, “I was very responsible along with a group of people for getting the Vietnam Memorial built.”

A 1984 Washington Post article revealed that while Trump was on the board to get the memorial built, he blew off most of the meetings, “* One official of the Vietnam Commission, who has attended all the meetings, maintains Trump has been to only two or three out of 20 meetings. This was confirmed by another member of the commission. The first time he attended a meeting was to launch the commission, one source says, and the second was when he arrived with a reporter who was profiling him.”

Trump only showed up the first meeting, and then only showed up again for the sake of publicity when a reporter was doing a story on him.

The next time that Donald Trump claims he is going to take care of our veterans, someone needs to ask him exactly what he means by that statement because his entire personal history involves using veterans for publicity.

Donald Trump is trying to take credit for getting the Vietnam War memorial built when he didn’t even bother to show up for the meetings. Trump is no friend to our vets, and if Trump is elected president, he will treat vets the same poor way that he has treated them for entire adult life as a private citizen.


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This message was self-deleted by its author Charles Bukowski Jul 2016 #1
When are the Vet groups going to call this guy out?????? TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #2
I am constantly amazed that any veteran can, in good conscience, support him Siwsan Jul 2016 #4
What's amazing duncang Jul 2016 #6
This veteran feels the same way you do... Wounded Bear Jul 2016 #13
He's lazy and not committed to anything.. HipChick Jul 2016 #3
"Very responsible"? TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #5
Shit faced? I'm pretty sure we'd all have alcohol poisoning by the time it's over!! -Steph- Jul 2016 #14
It kind of appears to be a form of STOLEN VALOR! Vying for military praise as a quasi-draftdodger. TheBlackAdder Jul 2016 #7
Surprising he didn't say he built the thing himself. Despicable. MichiganVote Jul 2016 #8
He didn't realize it was a memorial. He thought it was a wall to keep them Viet-vets out of America. TheBlackAdder Jul 2016 #9
Probably try to engrave his name on it and say that he rose form the dead. MichiganVote Jul 2016 #11
If he had built it, it BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #18
With his own two tiny hands. auntpurl Jul 2016 #20
"his entire personal history involves using veterans for publicity" FSogol Jul 2016 #10
And if he is elected he will demand a plot at Arlington tavernier Jul 2016 #12
trump just got busted for lying about the NFL sending him a "schedule". too. Cha Jul 2016 #15
I honestly can't keep up any more. nolabear Jul 2016 #16
Remember when Gore said he was one of the people that helped lead the way to develop Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #17
Trump lies about everything Gothmog Jul 2016 #19
The full clip from the 1984 WaPo article JHB Jul 2016 #21
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