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Joshua Macias biography: 13 things about Vets for Trump founder from Chesapeake, Virginia

Joshua Erick Macias is a white man from Virginia, United States. He supported 45th U.S. president Donald Trump and Virginia senator Amanda Chase.

Macias is a Persian Gulf War veteran. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He was born in 1978.
  2. He is a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia.
  3. He is married to Renae Nicole Macias.
  4. From 2002 to 2003, he studied electrical engineering at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From January 2003 to December 2013, he was the president of JEB Development Corp.
  5. From November 2008 to May 2010, he worked for JCP Enterprise as the director of business relations.
  6. From 2011 to 2013, he studied business administration and management at the East Coast Polytechnic Institute (ECPI) University in Virginia Beach.
  7. From 2015 to 2017, he attended Northcentral University in San Diego, California, USA, where he earned his master’s degree in business administration. He majored in management of engineering and technology.
  8. From November 2015 to November 2018, he was the chairman of the Veterans for Trump Coalition.
  9. In January 2016, he founded Vets for Trump. He has served as the group’s strategic advisor since then.
  10. From June 2018 to August 2020, he was a board member of the Watering Seeds Organization.
  11. In January 2020, he opened a pro-Second Amendment rally with Chase at the Capitol Grounds of Richmond, Virginia.
  12. On November 5, 2020, he and Vets for Trump member Antonio Paredes Lamotta were arrested for illegally carrying a gun outside the Philadelphia Convention Center, the vote counting center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  13. He had a Virginia concealed-carry permit, which is not recognized in Pennsylvania.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added soon.)

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  1. President Trump paid more than $2 million in a court-ordered settlement to end a lawsuit in which he was accused of misusing funds at his charitable foundation for political gain “A judge ordered Trump to pay $2 million in damages. James’ office had originally pushed for $2.8 million in restitution and a $5.6 million penalty. As part of the settlement, Trump admitted to misusing Trump Foundation funds and agreed to limitations and restrictions on future charitable work.” “] Among Mr. Trump’s admissions in court papers: The charity gave his campaign complete control over disbursing the $2.8 million that the foundation had raised at a fund-raiser for veterans in Iowa in January 2016, only days before the state’s presidential nominating caucuses. The fund-raiser, he acknowledged, was in fact a campaign event.A state judge ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in damages to nonprofit groups on Thursday after the president admitted misusing money raised by the Donald J. Trump Foundation to promote his presidential bid, pay off business debts and purchase a portrait of himself for one of his hotels.” TRUMP CHEATED VETS AND KIDS WITH CANCER. THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE


  2. You can conceal carry in PA if you have a permit from VA.
    Virginia has a reciprocal agreement with District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia…


  3. Not one of the “13 Things” mentions anything about military service. That sends up a red flag.

    Not saying the guy is not a veteran, but there are enough frauds out there that I am curious if anyone has Stolen Valor checked this guy? Is he really a veteran? If he is, when and where did he serve and what type of discharge did he recieve? Not all vets drive around the country with an automatic rifle and 1000 rounds in their vehicle.


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