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Trump Gave to Vets on Same Day He Was Exposed

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gave millions of dollars to veterans organizations only after The Washington Post published an exposé of his questionable claims on the matter. According to an Associated Press investigation, Trump sent checks to many of the groups on May 24, the same date as the Post story. Trump previously came under fire for refusing to disclose which charities had allegedly received funds from him, but during a Tuesday press conference he named 41 vets organizations. One of the more prominent groups, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, confirmed to the AP that it received its check on May 24, despite the campaign previously telling the Post that the scholarship fund’s donation had already been distributed. The Daily Beast also reported Tuesday that while Trump has finally accounted for the $6 million promised contributions, the numbers show he fell $400,000 short of what he’d previously claimed to have raised.