Donald Trump has been travelling telling the country that Ted Cruz is a liar. Ted Cruz has been traveling the country claiming that Donald Trump wrote four checks to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008. Trump denied it but Cruz insisted he had proof. What Cruz did was actually prove Trump was right, Cruz is a liar. CNN decided to find out which of the two were telling the truth and investigated the accusation. Result? Cruz lied. CNN Checked FEC records and found that Trump did not even make one contribution, let alone four. I guess if you are going to lie, you gotta lie BIG.
FEC records show that Donald, Melania Knauss and children Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric all gave John McCain the maximum amount allowed by law and directly endorsed John McCain for president. Trump also endorsed Romney for president, contributed the maximum to his campaign and even participated in a fundraiser for Romney, Dinner With Donald Trump.
Here is the CNN report:
Senator Ted Cruz questioned how effective Trump will be squaring off against Hillary Clinton in a general election, given his history of donating money to her political campaigns.
“Donald Trump in 2008 wrote four checks to elect Hillary Clinton as president,” Cruz said. “How can you stand on a debate stage with her and say you don’t think she should be president?”
That’s not quite right, according to the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics..
Trump donated one $600 check to Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2007. But Trump also contributed to 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain’s campaign, and gave him more, to boot.
In response to Cruz, Trump acknowledged donating to Clinton. “I supported Clinton,” Trump said. “I supported many other people, by the way.”
Indeed, the businessman, his family and his companies donated more than $10,000 to Clinton dating back to her days as a New York senator in 2002. It’s also true that Trump has donated lots of money to a broad array of politicians. His FEC profile is a testament to his prolific efforts funding candidates, Democrats and Republicans alike.
Amid all the filings, however, we couldn’t find any records of Trump contributions to Clinton in 2008.
It’s very simple to check if your facts are right on contributions……..unless you really don’t care about truth.
Here is a video of Ted Cruz lying: