Navy veteran switched from GOP to Dems to show his 'hate for Donald Trump'

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Like many aspects of his roller coaster campaign, Donald Trump's relationship with U.S. veterans has been full of big highs and big lows since he announced his campaign last summer. While it's unclear what impact they'll have come November, there's evidence some vets are starting to get fed up.

Polling on veteran support may be scarce, but at least one anti-Trump vet who came out to protest him at a recent rally says Trump's antics are a deal breaker.

A Navy veteran from New Jersey named Frank Goccia told AOL.com that Trump's policies and actions have forced him to change political parties for the first time in his life.

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"I just switched from a registered Republican to a Democrat," said Goccia who elaborated that he made the switch to "show my hate for Donald Trump."

"I'm also here to show my disgruntlement for his open criticism of John McCain," he continued. "He should bow every time he sees John McCain."

The latest headline grabbing squabble comes after the Trump campaign's veteran donations were called into question. Trump claims he donated $1 million during a fundraiser he held back in January when he skipped out on a FOX News debate.

He should bow every time he sees John McCain.

However, journalists have reported difficulty verifying the exact amount that was donated to veteran organizations. Trump swiftly took to Twitter to defend his record with veterans saying, "While under no obligation to do so, I have raised between 5 & 6 million dollars, including 1 million dollars from me, for our VETERANS."

Former Marine Alexander McCoy took to Twitter to ask for Trump to apologize to veterans, "I demand that @realDonaldTrump apologize for using Veterans as props to get votes while failing to keep his promises."

But the most recent polls suggest Trump's popularity with active-duty military is solid.

According to a survey conducted by Military Times, Trump is who the American troops want as their commander in chief. The presumed GOP nominee earned just about 27 percent of support among active-duty service members, while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had 22 percent of the votes in the runner up spot.

BY: WILLIAM STEAKIN
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