Trump’s Veterans Controversy Exposes Media’s Blatant Double Standard

June 2, 2016

by Gary L. Bauer


From left: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

From left: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

For weeks the media have been hounding Donald Trump over whether he had fulfilled a pledge to donate millions of dollars to veterans groups. This week, Trump held a press conference to put the issue to rest.

Flanked by vets, Trump read a list of dozens of groups he financially supported. He said he had not released the details because he did not want the attention, yet the media demanded details.

By the way, where is the media frenzy over Hillary Clinton’s email scandal? An Associated Press Fact Check strongly suggests she has been lying to the American people.

Why aren’t reporters demanding details from Hillary about the Clinton Global Initiative? It was reported months ago that the FBI had launched a public corruption probe.

Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton held a single press conference this entire year? Why don’t the media seem to care? Well, we know the answer to that one.

A small group of veterans held a demonstration outside of Trump Tower during Trump’s press conference. Alexander McCoy, the leader of the group, categorically denied they were part of the Clinton operation, but it didn’t take long to discover evidence to the contrary.

One big clue for me was their signs reading, “We won’t be props for hate. We will stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

Who would that be? The peaceful Muslim neighbors next door or the Tsarnaev brothers? The San Bernardino shooters? The Fort Hood shooter? The D.C. sniper?

The right is often condemned for stereotyping all Muslims, but the left refuses to recognize that Islam is in the middle of a brutal civil war that is raging for the heart and soul of that faith.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.


Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.

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