Veterans-in-Command, a Queens, New York-based vets group, was in serious need of a cash infusion when it asked Donald Trump for help last year. Trump wasn’t yet a candidate, but Veterans-in-Command official Rodney Moore told the New York Daily News last month that the group might grab the Donald’s attention because he is from Queens.
When the group finally heard back from Trump in January, the Daily News reported, all they received were bumper stickers and requests to attend rallies and a letter from the Trump campaign informing them they could not make a donation. Unfortunately we are unable to make donations from the campaign, read the letter, according to the Daily News. Mr. Trump is very passionate about giving veterans the best life possible. The letter was signed Team Trump.
So the New York tabloid ran a story drawing attention to the apparent snub, which looked even worse given that Trump had just raised more than $6 million for the vets after dropping out of a January 28 debate in Iowa. After the fundraiser, 22 groups were named as recipients of the money, but Veterans-in-Command wasn’t one of them.