Hillary Clinton’s Camp Set Up ‘Veterans Against Trump’ Protest

They also prevented other veteran groups from participating.

DAILY BEAST -- A spokesman for the demonstrators insisted they had no affiliation with
any campaign. Later he said the protesters had reached out to the
Clinton campaign for press contacts, but that’s all. Then the activist
finally admitted that, yes, the Clinton campaign had helped organize the

The Clinton campaign swiftly organized a
conference call for Saturday, led by the Clinton campaign’s veterans and
military families outreach director, https://twitter.com/jmurray20.
According to one of the people on that call, participants were told
that the Clinton campaign should not be seen viewed as behind the
organizer of the protest.
At Monday’s protest, Marine veteran
and Clinton supporter Alexander McCoy served as a spokesman for the
demonstrators—and went to great lengths to hide the Clinton campaign’s
involvement with organizing the demonstration.“We’re
not affiliated with any campaign, we’re not affiliated with any
organization,” McCoy told reporters, saying the protesters used
“grassroots organizing techniques, we came together over social media.”McCoy
later told The Daily Beast he reached out to the Clinton campaign to
obtain press contacts but denied that Clinton staffers had been involved
in organizing the event.Then,
reached by phone after the event, McCoy acknowledged that the Clinton
campaign organized the conference call bringing together possible
attendees to the protest.The
Clinton campaign initially played down its role in the event, but Murray
later said in a statement to The Daily Beast: “[W]e were more than
happy to lend some logistical support to the activists who organized
today’s protest and we’ll be happy to do the same for any other veterans
who want to speak out against Trump’s shameful disrespect.”An
organizer who participated in Saturday’s Clinton campaign-led
conference call also said McCoy had discouraged the participation of the
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) or other major veterans
groups to prevent them from claiming the limelight.McCoy
disputed that characterization, telling The Daily Beast he expressed
concern on the call about Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
members “showing up in IAVA T-shirts,” which could send a confused
message about the focus of the protest. There was no attempt to block
IAVA or other veterans groups, he said.Nevertheless,
one veterans organizer said, the result was an astroturfed political
stunt rather than an expression of grassroots outrage.

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