Bob Woodruff Foundation Among Vets Groups Receiving Trump Donations

By Mark Joyella 

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When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with reporters Tuesday, he read a list of veterans’ charities that had received donations from Trump’s foundation–money raised when Trump skipped a Fox News GOP debate in January.

Among the groups getting money was The Bob Woodruff Foundation, created by the ABC News journalist, who was wounded in Iraq ten years ago. In an interview on MSNBC, Woodruff’s wife–Foundation co-founder Lee Woodruff–said the donation came as a pleasant surprise. “We didn’t really have a relationship with Donald Trump,” she said. “Bob may have met him, but I have not.”

The Foundation has donated more than $30 million to groups all across the United States, and Woodruff said the Trump donation will immediately make a difference. “We can put it to very good use to help our vets and their families.”

In January, Bob Woodruff wrote an open letter to the presidential candidates, outlining some of the key issues facing America’s veterans–and their next commander in chief. The letter included a series of questions, and asked the candidates to answer them and detail how they would address major issues facing vets.

In the MSNBC interview, Woodruff said Donald Trump–like each of the Republican candidates and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side–did not respond. The only candidate to answer the questions was Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who outlined her answers here.