Under the Radar

Sound Off: What Happened to Trump's Veteran Hot Line?


Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential candidate who believes that military school should count as military service and that Senator John McCain isn't a war hero because he got captured by the enemy.

Buzzfeed also went digging into candidate Trump's previous appearances on the Howard Stern Show and uncovered a clip from 1997 where the Donald compared the dangers of catching a sexually transmitted disease to the conflict in Southeast Asia: “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there — it’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave solider."

Last summer (shortly after he questioned McCain's manhood), Trump announced a hotline "for veterans to share their stories about the need to reform our Veterans Administration." The campaign's press release touted "“If he is elected president, he will take care of these and all veterans complaints very quickly and efficiently like a world-class business man can do, but a politician has no clue."

As of this week, however, the hotline goes straight to voice mail. Fox News ran a story exposing the situation and the video is embedded below.


Do you believe a businessman is best suited to address problems with the VA? If so, is Trump the man to do it? Or does the lack of followthrough on this project tell you something about the candidate's commitment to veterans issues? Sound off!

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