Skip to comments.'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media
Posted on 05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him.
During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in.
He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information.
I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job, Trump said. He added, The press should be ashamed of themselves.
The list contained dozens of groups including the Fisher House Foundation and the Green Beret Foundation, which received $115,000 and $350,000, respectively.
In between detailing the recipients, Trump also called members of the media losers and complained they treated him unfairly. I don't want the credit for it, but I shouldn't be lambasted, Trump said, explaining why he named the charities and the donation amounts.
In January, donors sent money to the Donald J. Trump Foundation when the billionaire businessman held a fundraiser in Iowa the same night he skipped a Fox News Republican debate. He said they raised $6 million and pledged to give the proceeds of the event to charity.
He also pledged to kick in $1 million of his own money to the cause.
The campaign for months, though, would not disclose which charities got the money, amid speculation that the fundraising haul was not as large as he claimed.
But last week, Lewandowski told CBS This Morning that Trump will ultimately give $5.5 million to $6 million to veteran groups. Lewandowski said $4.5 million had already been attributed.
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Trump you magnificent bastard, you will dominate the media all week again.
WAY TO GO TRUMP!!!
I have been so proud of this man for 12 months, let me tell you I have never been as proud of him as I was today!!!
You tell them President Trump, stick it where the sun don’t shine, and your all liars!!!
GO.TRUMP.GO!!! ALL THE WAY TO THE OVAL OFFICE!!!
Apparently some presstitute whined that Trump was calling them liars and despicable and asked “is this how it will be in a Trump administration?” And Trump said “Yes. Next question”. I watched the whole thing but missed that exchange and won’t watch it again but I’d like to see that one moment.
Compare the amounts of contributions Trump received and disbursed to the Clinton Foundation. Should be interesting.
Keep naming names, calling them out!
The media is dishonest - I’ll prove it. Look at the “BAR CHART” ON CBS THIS MORNING ATTEMPTING TO DEPICK THAT THEY IDENTIFIED “ONLY” 2 MILLION OF THE 6 MILLION.
The chart had NO scale markings - it was “filled in” to about 15% (2/6 is 33%) in a clear attempt to visually mislead the low info voters.
Again, the media bias and proof of CBS misleading America.
Good. This is really good. The media has gotten away with murder for years.
That was a truly fantastic press conference. WOW!!!
How I wished we’d have anyone of that stature here in Sweden.
Trump will do wonders for conservatives (real conservatives!) all over the world.
Rush had an interesting caller about people who gravitate to natural leaders, and said Trump was such a person. The caller pointed out that nobody is covering Hillary because there is nothing new to offer.
"You are raising $5.5 million for a worthy charity. Who would you trust to bank the money until it can be received as pledged and disbursed as funds to legitimate groups, Trump or the Clintons?"
Here endeth the discussion.
The Press didn’t make him and the press cannot break him.
Cuz she's never given a dime.
I’m waiting to hear little Ben Shapiro, Elisha Krauss, and the other pygmies at Salem Radio apologize for their accusations that Trump wasn’t honoring his word.
I gotta say, earlier I was not thrilled with the prospect of Trump being the nominee. But having a candidate who does not bend over and take it up teh old highway from the media is absolutely refreshing. Nice we finally have guy who fights back.
Compare the amounts of contributions Trump received and disbursed to the Clinton Foundation
Supporting Hillary are you????
Thanks for your kind words and your appreciation for the finer things in life.
People like Donald Trump are a rare find.
I’m going crazy trying to find the presser. rnsb is an insufferable 20 minute waste of time, blowing and spitting into the microphones. LOL!
Waiting for Newsbusters to cut to the dang chase and get video up.
I can’t wait to see TRUMP’s remarks and responses!
Magnificent bastard indeed!....America's choice for POTUS
Donald needs to understand that the sleazy media is used to dealing with sleazier politicians, who always lie.