Hillary Clinton Lists Charitable Gifts That Have Benefited Veterans

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    Jun 01, 2016 6:22 PM GMT
    The donations were made from the family’s personal charity, not the well-known and far larger foundation founded by former President Bill Clinton.

    “It took Donald Trump getting caught making fraudulent statements for him to follow through on his empty campaign claims about supporting veterans,” said the spokesman, Josh Schwerin. “While Trump needed to be shamed into honoring his commitments, Hillary Clinton has quietly made personal donations in addition to spending her career fighting for veterans through legislation, fund-raising and the work of the Clinton Foundation.”


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    Jun 01, 2016 6:29 PM GMT
    It's so tacky to brag about how much Trump donated. He simply should have said, "I made a sizeable donation for veterans." Media sources could have viewed the check, on condition the actual amount was not disclosed, and simply have corroborated his donation. Didn't Christ say, perhaps in Corinthians "The second,", that when you give alms do not let your right hand know what the left is doing (i.e., be discreet)? Doesn't Trump, in part, run on a "Christian" campaign ticket?

    I guess I'll go down 8th Avenue, hand a $20 to a homeless man, and then brag about it on Facebook and Twitter. Real classy.

    Trump is so gauche.
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    Jun 02, 2016 12:44 AM GMT
    I don't believe those words, which are attributed to Jesus, are found in either Corinthians. Most probably in the Gospels.
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    Jun 02, 2016 9:51 PM GMT
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    I guess I'll go down 8th Avenue, hand a $20 to a homeless man, and then brag about it on Facebook and Twitter. Real classy.

    Trump is so gauche.

    I'm gonna take a slightly different take on this. Yes, Trump is gauche to brag about his non-existent veterans donations for political purposes. And then have to scramble to actually make those donations when he's caught in his lies. In fact, when is Trump NOT gauche about most things? And NOT caught lying?

    But on the other hand, I was trained to lead by example. To multiply what I do personally by encouraging others to do the same. Because if it's just Bob doing it then the effect is minimal. But if it's Bob times umpteen others then we've got something. And so I have to let others know about it to bring about that effect.

    And sometimes suffer the consequences. Of being called vain, and a braggart. Whereas I'm constantly calling myself out for being stupid, and clumsy, and clueless, and every kind of personal fault. Or is it false modesty? Well, we can argue that, too.

    But my goal is to publicize worthy causes in which I'm involved. Being too poor to have a PR agent to promote them like the big dogs do, while they stand back and blush innocently, I've gotta do it for myself.

    And so I take a different view of the ordinary Joe or Jane who talks about the good stuff they do, in order to encourage others to join in. Unlike a megalomaniacal Trump, interested only in self aggrandizement. A good deed done in the dark may please God more and earn me some extra heavenly reward, if Scripture is to be believed, but I'd rather benefit more of my fellow human beings by shining some light on it.