Trump Accuses U.S. Soldiers of Stealing Money in Iraq [VIDEO]

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During a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday evening, Donald Trump blamed U.S. military soldiers of stealing money intended for reconstruction in Iraq.

As you can see in the short 30-second clip below, the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor says that those delegated the job of “handing out baskets of money” in Iraq are “living very well right now.”

“How about bringing baskets of money — millions and millions of dollars and handing it out. I want to know who are the soldiers that had that job because I think they’re living very well right now whoever they may be.” 

In is unclear at this time what would give Trump the notion that members of our military are thieves. Perhaps it’s the same source that charged Ted Cruz’s father, Southern Baptist minister Rafael Cruz, with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Responses on social media ranged from being perplexed to outright outrage:

Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks said that “Mr. Trump was referring to Iraqi soldiers,” not the U.S. Military. However, as the last two tweets above indicate, this isn’t the first time that Trump made the accusation against our military so Hope’s attempt to clean up her boss’s mess doesn’t hold water, especially, if you watch the clip for yourself:

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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