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Donald Trump has not yet donated most of the money he raised for veterans

Donald Trump has not yet donated most of the money he raised for veterans Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Business Like Follow Follow Donald Trump has not yet donated most of the money he raised for veterans 1.5k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump arrives at the spin room after a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Image: AP By Jason Abbruzzese 2016-03-04 20:24:51 UTC Donald Trump has put veterans' issues front-and-center in his presidential campaign.  He has not, however, put much of the donated money where his mouth is. At least yet.  Trump has allegedly only donated about half of the $6 million raised at a January fundraiser for veterans, according to two reports.  SEE ALSO: The Trump AI Twitterbot is more Donald Trump than Donald Trump Where the rest of that money resides is not immediately clear. The Washington Post  and CNN on Thursday published lengthy looks at just what had happened since Trump's fundraiser.  Taking Trump's word for it, his event raised $6 million that was to be donated to a variety of nonprofits that work with and for veterans.    An unbelievable night in Iowa with our great Veterans! We raised $6,000,000.00 while the politicians talked! #GOPDebate — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2016 Trump's own campaign provided materials showing that about half that amount had been donated, spread out between 27 charities.  Before CNN's inquiries to the Trump campaign, journalists could only account for around $800,000 of the money, based on contact with the nonprofits. Hope Hicks, spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, did not respond to an inquiry from Mashable. She told other press outlets that they were better off focusing on veteran's issues rather than Trump's philanthropic pursuits. Trump contributed $1 million of his own money and solicited donations from powerful acquaintances including investor Carl Icahn and pharmaceutical magnate Stewart Rahr. The donations from Icahn and Rahr reportedly went straight to nonprofits on behalf of Trump.  Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Topics: Business , Donald Trump , Election 2016 , Marketing , Politics About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory