By John Lee.
Donald Trump has accused US soldiers of stealing millions meant for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Describing Iraq as “crooked as hell,” the presumptive Republican nominee said:
“How about bringing baskets of money? Millions and millions of dollars and handing it out … I want to know. Who are the soldiers that had that job? Because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.”
According to Politico, Trump “appeared to be referring to the many known instances in which members of the American military members skimmed U.S. government cash intended for reconstruction projects or otherwise engaged in theft or bribery“.
(Sources: NY Daily News, Politico)