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This account was created in March 2018. A date for the military parade was announced on March 9th.

A month ago, Craig was up to 15K followers. That's extremely unusual for a 6 month old account that doesn't belong to a celebrity or public figure. 1/ #scammers #MondayMotivation
Almost immediately, the account started tweeting about the #1millionveteransmarch, using graphics with military imagery, constantly asking people to follow and retweet to get him to 100K followers so he would "qualify for funding". (Note the Buy Me a Coffee link).
A GoFundMe was set up for the march for donations. Craig himself promoted it by tweeting the link on June 15th.

He later said a volunteer set up the GoFundMe in her own name without his knowledge (July 11th), & shared a screenshot of that account showing that she blocked him.
He later said that he asked her to refund all the money & she did. We have no way to know that, but at least the GoFundMe is no longer accepting donations.
People pointed out that law requires a permit for grounds belonging to the National Park Services. He said "What are they going to do, arrest a million veterans?" He insisted he didn't need a permit "because 1st Amendment!"

Inaccurate, dangerous, and incredibly poor planning.
Craig's "plan" was to have veterans match toward the military parade to block it. He dismissed warnings that it was dangerous and could lead to mass arrests, and that if that was the plan, he should warn people to have bail money and a lawyer to call.
His profile previously said he was the Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight champ in New England at age 17.

He's not even listed as having competed. After numerous people pointed this out, Craig removed it from his profile.
He set up a Buy Me a Coffee account & pushed for donations daily. He never specified what exactly he does for "veteran's issues" & "political activities", other than tweet pics of coolers of bottled water & Lunchables that he claims to keep in his car for homeless veterans.
A reverse Google image search revealed that the pictures of bottled water and Lunchables were downloaded from online sites. They were not pictures Craig took of supplies he bought for veterans.
Here is the history and monthly totals that Craig has received through his BuyMeACoffee account.
In the past, Craig told people to donate to his efforts through his BuyMeACoffee account, but last night Craig denied ever having a BMAC account.

Good thing so many people kept screenshots, since he deleted that tweet.
Craig threatened one person who asked simple questions to try to verify his identity & the veracity of his statements.

He was also profane and sexist to several people. This is why he deletes so many tweets.
Reputable veterans have suspicions about Craig as well, like @TopRopeTravis.
Another reputable veteran with questions about Craig is @BrandonTXNeely.
Craig has a history of blocking other veterans who ask questions, like @TopeRopeTravis and @minervasbard.
About a dozen people bought plane tickets to go to the #1millionveteransmarch.
Some people have filed complaints with the Rhode Island Attorney General.
If you donated money to Craig, or bought airline tickets or made non-refundable hotel reservations to attend the #1MillionVeteransMarch, here are ways to contact the Rhode Island Attorney General.
Craig now claims credit for the military parade being postponed to try to increase his very damaged credibility.

Although he can't support that claim AT ALL, there are many people who are just happy the parade was postponed and believe him.
There are honest people protesting Trump by calling their congressmen, volunteering for Dem candidates and registering people to vote.

If you want to donate money, here is some information to avoid scams.
If you want to donate your time, here are several things you can do.

Don't let scammers divert money, time or effort away from the most important thing we can do - work to make the #BlueWave happen!

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