A veteran of the Marines organized a protest on Monday against likely Republican nominee Donald Trump over Trump’s promise to give $6 million to veterans groups.
Alexander McCoy said Trump should apologize to veterans for saying that he raised $6 million for them during a much-publicized fundraiser on January 28.
McCoy, who served in the Marine Corps from January 2008 to December 2013 and is now a Columbia University student, organized the protest and has used the #VetsVsHate to organize online.
The protest in New York City comes as the Trump campaign is correcting the $6 million figure which was much publicized, saying it was less. Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the fundraiser actually raised around $4.5 million, instead of the $6 million that was claimed by Trump.
Lewandowski said that some of the donors had promised bigger donations than they actually gave. “There were some individuals who he’d spoken to, who were going to write large checks, [who] for whatever reason […] didn’t do it,” Lewandowski said, according to the Washington Post, adding, “I can’t tell you who.”