In an attempted counterpunch to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s donations and fundraising efforts for veterans, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that “of course” she too has given money to organizations and charities that serve veterans.
According to records of the Clinton Family Foundation reviewed by Breitbart, however, the total given by the Clintons to veterans groups amounted to about 0.05 percent of the income the Clintons reported from 2007 to 2014 — $70,000.
Clinton touted her own work on behalf of veterans after Trump announced that $5.6 million had been shared with 41 veterans groups as part of the fundraiser he held for veterans this winter. Trump donated $1 million of his own money to the total.
Clinton said she has supported veterans by both “personal” and governmental actions.
“I of course have given money to veterans charities,” Clinton said, without citing specifics. She did discuss federal programs that have spent public money in the form of increased benefits for veterans and military families.
“Much of the work that I’ve done has been tens of millions of increased benefits to veterans and their families,” Clinton said.
Trump had invited the media to look into Clinton’s giving after his own efforts for veterans were questioned.
“When I raise money for the veterans, and it’s a massive amount of money. Find out how much Hillary Clinton’s given to the veterans — nothing,” he said.
Breitbart analyzed records of the Clinton Family Foundation and found that from 2009 through 2014, there were $70,000 in donations to veterans and military groups. The Clintons have released tax returns showing that from 2007 to 2014, they earned $139 million in adjusted gross income.