One Marine is calling out the Trump campaign over their promises to veterans AP
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with a ring given to him by a group of veterans during a campaign event on the campus of Drake University Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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.

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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.

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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.”

Yasmeen Alamiri is a political reporter for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @Yalamiri
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