Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Joel Arends, who endorsed Trump after saying that his organization has never endorsed a candidate before but that this election is "too important." According to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings, Veterans for a Strong America Action Fund has neither raised nor spent any money this year as of the end of the second quarter. This event was, in fact, also a fundraiser for the group; tickets ranged from $1,000 to free for actual veterans.
Wink Martindale , the first speaker at the event and former host of Tic-Tac-Dough told BuzzFeed News after the event that he hadn't met Trump before today.
"Very rarely, this is the first time certainly in this election cycle I've done it," Martindale said when asked whether he often participates in these kinds of events. He said he'd done it as a favor for a fellow member of Friends of Abe, a group for Hollywood conservatives, who had asked him to emcee the event. Trump appeared at a Friends of Abe dinner last month.
"Never met [Trump] until tonight," Martindale said. "Don't know him, just appreciate what he's saying, and in large regard, many points I agree with, some of course I don't."
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