I’m guessing he also prefers warriors who weren’t wounded. But there he was last night, headlining an event that purported to raise money for all the veterans who had the bad judgment to be injured in combat. One charity mentioned: Wounded Warriors.
No one will ever accuse Trump of helping anybody but himself, but this particular cause might be a good fit. And not because it helps veterans.
According to this report in the New York Times, The Wounded Warrior Project appears to have outgrown its original mission. Now it’s more about burnishing the brand of its CEO, Steven Nardizzi. The story details widespread waste: lavish spending on first-class travel, five-star hotels, luxury retreats. (Nothing yet about drug-fueled orgies with high-class hookers, but give it time.) Even more appealing to a guy like Trump, the organization has a reputation for quickly firing anybody who expresses doubt about the corporate “culture.”
So yeah: a billionaire with contempt for veterans exploiting them as campaign props, and a corporation grown fat on their plight. One of those matches made in heaven.