I have worked intimately and with great resolve for over 25 years with the families of our fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Coastguardsmen.
As CEO and co-founder of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, we raised over $1 billion for those who were catastrophically injured and who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
I worked closely with Donald J. Trump over those years.
He personally helped us to shine a spotlight on, and bring considerable help, to these families. He aided in raising awareness and in crucial funding to support them, when our government was not doing so.
Donald J. Trump has been a huge fundraiser and personal donor to these critical national efforts.
I have been with him at public events and spent many private moments with him.
But even more than his helping in these significant ways, he always was asking me "Bill, how can I do more. We owe them everything, our freedom and our way of life."
That’s what Donald Trump says in public, and behind closed doors about our fallen heroes
He launched the Celebrity Apprentice on our Intrepid Flight Deck, raising millions for our Fallen Heroes Families. Their best interests come first with this president — I know this to be true.
One of the greatest things Donald Trump did was to save the Veterans Day Parade in New York City. This is our nation’s largest celebration honoring our veterans.
President Trump single handedly saved the event financially and got city officials in line preventing the parade from being cancelled.
President Trump commemorated the 100th anniversary of the parade with his personal attendance this past November.
He has done more for restructuring the Veterans Administration (VA) — created a choice for veterans so they never wait or die while striving to see a doctor.
They can go to a physician of their choosing.
Thanks to President Trump the VA can now fire poorly-performing employees who don’t take care of veterans the way our country expects.
President Trump has also increased military budgets more than any other commander in chief in history.
I stand with our nation's 45th chief executive and will not sit idly by while his political enemies — whether they are generals, admirals, or fake news — smear his reputation with our nation’s heroes used as political pawns.
I know that this story is untrue. I know this additionally because I know first-hand from two of the president’s key staff members who were in the room when all of this was discussed. Mr. Trump would not disparage these most distinguished men and women that he is so proud of, so humbled by, and so honored to command.
We have to take a step back and look at the publisher of this article, their sources are anonymous; the timing of this (60 days until the election, but written about an incident that occurred two years ago), and the obvious coordination between the article and the Biden campaign — perfectly synched campaign commercials released the day of.
The connection of the story to the John McCain/Trump drama is very suspect.
It’s important to remember — John McCain started off his critique of candidate Donald Trump by calling his supporters "crazies" — very similar to Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables." The press always forgets to leave out the insults that come at Trump, only focusing on his defense to these attacks.
An important point to consider as everyone offers their opinions on this story — Gen. John Kelly was there — and knowing what we know about him, and his son, wouldn’t he have resigned on the spot in protest?
Of course. The accusations are bogus.
Our country is going through some horrible growing pains in 2020.
We are learning the true colors of many different people in power (or formerly in power) and where their agendas lie.
What’s ironic is that we have one party that has protested our flag, pledge of allegiance, monuments, Founders, national anthem, our police (many of whom are former military) and our commander in chief — but all of a sudden are outraged over anonymous comments our president allegedly said about a military they haven’t supported in decades(?!)
Back when Donald Trump was a civilian in New York City, he would always comment to me that our government wasn’t doing enough for our veterans, which is why he has made them such a priority. The Trump administration will be best known, and especially by people like me, as the president that will have done more for our heroes, veterans, military, and our first responders than any other in history.
He truly loves this country and the veterans who made it what it is today — and he is fighting daily to keep America great in their honor.
Bill White is the CEO of Constellations Group and is widely recognized as one of our nation’s foremost advocates for Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. White has raised over $2 billion for these heroes and their families and is a respected businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly CEO of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund NYC.
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