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This Story on Disabled Veterans Could Be Trouble For Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s boycott of the Fox News debate and instead hold a fundraiser for veterans may have backfired.

If there’s one thing that marks a veteran’s organization and it’s membership, it’s that no matter what side of the political aisle you may fall on, they don’t appreciate being used as pawns.

This can be seen in the tweets sent out by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff, who lashed out at both Trump and Ted Cruz for trying to score political points at their expense.

But the news is getting worse for Trump. Reports have resurfaced about the real estate mogul’s efforts to oust disabled veterans from peddling outside his Fifth Avenue headquarters at Trump Tower.

In a 1991 letter, Trump argues to the New York state Assembly Committee on Cities that “While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living,” it shouldn’t come to the “detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses.”

He added, “Do we allow Fifth Ave., one of the world’s finest and most luxurious shopping districts, to be turned into an outdoor flea market, clogging and seriously downgrading the area?”

Trump has rallied conservatives during his presidential campaign with policies that they strongly support, the treatment of veterans being amongst the most important.

Will his past viewpoint on disabled vets effect his current outlook today?

Read more at The Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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