Last summer, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump set up a hotline “for veterans to share their stories about the need to reform our Veterans Administration.”
“If he is elected president, he will take care of these and all veterans complaints very quickly and efficiently like a world-class business man can do, but a politician has no clue,” the Trump campaign said in a press release at the time.
But it appears that the hotline is no longer accepting calls.
On Tuesday, Tim Mak, a senior correspondent for The Daily Beast, tweeted:
If you call the veterans hotline Donald Trump set up in 2015, no one answers anymore. It's just a voicemail saying to email them.
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) February 16, 2016
So TheBlaze decided to investigate.
When we called the hotline, 855-VETS-352, an automated voice informed us that “we are working hard for our country’s veterans so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Twitter users offered their thoughts on the matter.
He's gonna be tremendous for veterans. Just really, really great, actually. https://t.co/yjrVz2t7Xv
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) February 16, 2016
Such commitment from Trump on the troops, huh? https://t.co/OhMH84hRhq
— (((Purple C.A.T.))) (@ThePurpleCat16) February 16, 2016
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2016
This is how much Trump cares about veterans: https://t.co/1PT8uICpKF
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) February 16, 2016
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…WITH VOICEMAILS! https://t.co/mwIE65Hr3b
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) February 16, 2016
I'm sure they quickly respond to the emails, though. https://t.co/zBeQF4Rkop
— Jeb Golinkin (@JGolinkin) February 16, 2016
Short attention span in action. https://t.co/HcUxLInAGb
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) February 16, 2016
Did you call the hotline? Let us know how it went in the comment section below.
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment, and an email sent to the aforementioned veterans’ email address requesting information about their efforts was not immediately returned.
This post has been updated to include audio of the phone call.