Former Republican candidate Rick Santorum endorses Donald Trump for president

Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Tuesday endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying he was swayed by Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees.

Santorum, who dropped out of the presidential race in February and threw his support to Senator Marco Rubio, told Fox News: “The most important issue is preserving the Constitution of this country and a liberal Supreme Court will destroy it.”

Last Wednesday, Trump unveiled a list of 11 judges he would consider, if elected, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

ricksendorsement_small Former Republican candidate Rick Santorum endorses Donald Trump for president

Trump on vets: ‘I have got nothing but bad publicity’

Nearly four months after he hosted a fundraiser for veteran groups, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s team conceded that the amount of cash raised fell short of initial claims, according to a Washington Post report. How far short? Trump ended up collecting just 75 percent of the $6 million originally claimed, according to the Post.

The news rubbed some veterans the wrong way, and yesterday a group protested outside Trump’s New York headquarters.

This, of course, comes on the heels of months of speculation over where the money went: As of late last month, much of the money raised (whatever dollar figure you care to assign it…) had not been distributed, according to the Daily Beast.

This brings us to last night, when Trump went on the offensive, clarifying (among other things) that charitable giving is not mandatory.

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