Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

After four months of delaying his promised $1 million donation to veterans’ causes, Donald Trump finally acted on that pledge Monday evening, but only after he came under intense media scrutiny.  This story which was broke by The Washington Post has caused many veterans to openly question whether the real estate developer ever had any intentions of actually forking over the money.  They are also accusing the reality television star of trying to scam veterans while at the same time using them as props on the campaign trail.  Joining me today to talk all about Donald Trump’s donations to veteran’s charities and his use of service men and woman on the campaign trail is Jon Soltz the Co-Founder and Chairman of the 400,000+ member veterans group, Jon has served in the Army as an officer for two tours of duty in Iraq and in the Kosovo Campaign in 2000. 

Donald Trump's bigoted rhetoric has won him the support of a certain segment of the American population, but it may be scaring away corporate sponsors from next month's Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  According to a report by The New York Times this Monday, Hewlett Packard Inc. has now joined a growing list of major corporations that are declining to help pay for the RNC, something that they have traditionally done.  Joining me today to talk all about the work being done to pressure the business community to repudiate Trump is Rashad Robinson the Executive Director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization which has been one of the leaders of the campaign to get companies to cut their donations to the convention.

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