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Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Donald Trump attacks media, lists veterans’ donation recipients

The presumptive GOP candidate for president, Donald Trump, listed dozens veterans’ groups that he said had received $5.6 million thanks to his fundraising and personal donations at a heated news conference Tuesday in which he repeatedly jabbed at reporters and the media in general.

“I’m the only one in the world who can raise almost $6 million for the veterans, have uniform applause by the veterans groups, and end up being criticized by press.”

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Trump demanded that journalists credit him for his act of charity and took issue with their attacks: “I think the political press is among the most dishonest people that I have ever met, I have to tell you. I see the stories, and I see the way they’re couched.”

at their scrutiny of his boasts and promises.

It was an intense 40-minute appearance in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan as Trump told the reporters that when he was elected president, the American public could expect a similar dynamic in the White House briefing room.

“Yes, it is,” he said. “It is going to be like this.”

The subject of the news conference quickly turned away from the veterans donations as Trump accused reporters of writing stories they “know” to be false, and of spinning the truth.
He lashed out at individual reporters, calling ABC’s Tom Llamas a “sleaze,” referring sarcastically to CNN’s Jim Acosta’s live reports as a “beauty,” and refusing at one point to call on CBS’s Major Garrett.
Trump repeatedly blasted the media for the way it has covered his fundraising for vets.
“All of the money has been paid out,” Trump said. “The press should be ashamed of themselves, and on behalf of the veterans, the press should be ashamed of themselves.”
“There are so many people who are so thankful for what we did,” Trump said, adding that the final figure could top $6 million once all the donations are in.
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