Donald Trump Veterans donations full press conference

Donald Trump Veterans donations full press conference


GREAT AGAIN, OKAY? SO THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES, YES?>>YOU’VE BEEN DOGGED FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS ABOUT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE $6 MILLION YOU SAY YOU’VE RAISED FOR VETERANS GROUPS AFTER THAT FUND-RAISER IN JANUARY. YOU YOURSELF SAY YOU PLEDGED $1 MILLION. WHO GOT THAT MONEY, WHEN DID THEY GET IT, AND WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET IT TO THEM.>>OKAY. I’M GLAD YOU ASKED THE QUESTION BECAUSE I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I HAVE RAISED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE VETS, ALMOST $6 MILLION, AND MORE MONEY IS GOING TO COME IN I BELIEVE OVER THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE TOO, BUT I HAVE RAISED ALMOST $6 MILLION. ALL OF THE MONEY HAS BEEN PAID OUT, AND I’M GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU IN A SECOND. IN FACT, I BROUGHT A LIST JUST IN CASE THAT QUESTION WAS ASKED. BUT THE MONEY HAS BEEN PAID OUT. I HAVE BEEN THANKED BY SO MANY VETERANS GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. ONE GENTLEMAN CALLED ME UP RECENTLY CRYING, THAT OUT OF THE BLUE HE GOT A CHECK FOR $100,000. BUT I HAVE BEEN THANKED BY SO MANY GREAT VETERANS GROUPS AND OUTSIDE YOU HAVE A FEW PEOPLE THEY’RE PICKETING, THEY’RE SENT THERE BY HILLARY CLINTON AND THEY’RE PICKETING THAT THE MONEY WASN’T SENT. THE MONEY HAS ALL BEEN SENT. I WANTED TO KEEP IT PRIVATE. IF WE COULD, I WANTED TO KEEP IT PRIVATE BECAUSE I DON’T THINK IT’S ANYBODY’S BUSINESS IF I WANT TO SEND MONEY TO THE VETS. BUT I HAVE TO SAY THIS, I RAISED CLOSE TO $6 MILLION. IT WILL PROBABLY BE OVER THAT AMOUNT WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, BUT AS OF THIS MOMENT IT’S $5.6 MILLION. WHEN IT STARTED — THIS STARTED WITH A SPEECH IN IOWA WHEN I SAID LET’S RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THE VETS AND IT WENT UP FROM $1 MILLION TO $2 MILLION TO $3 MILLION, AND IT NOW ENDS UP TO BE ALMOST $6 MILLION, AND, AGAIN, I THINK WE CAN EVEN DO BETTER THAN THAT. BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES, AND ON BEHALF OF THE VETS THE PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. THEY ARE CALLING ME AND THEY ARE FURIOUS BECAUSE I SENT PEOPLE CHECKS OF A LOT OF MONEY, AND WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU THE NAMES RIGHT NOW WHICH IS WHAT YOU WANT, AND INSTEAD OF BEING LIKE THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. TRUMP, OR TRUMP DID A GOOD JOB, EVERYONE IS SAYING WHO GOT IT, WHO GOT IT, WHO GOT IT, AND YOU MAKE ME LOOK VERY BAD. I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED SUCH BAD PUBLICITY FOR DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB, SO I WILL GIVE YOU THE NAMES IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT, RIGHT? OKAY. ARE YOU READY? I BROUGHT THEM HERE. IT TAKES — BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO VET EACH — YOU KNOW, MUCH OF THIS MONEY WAS PAID OUT VERY EARLY. BUT YOU HAVE TO VET ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT GROUPS BECAUSE THESE ARE MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS. YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS. WHEN YOU SEND CHECKS FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO PEOPLE AND TO COMPANIES AND TO GROUPS THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF, CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, YOU HAVE TO VET IT. YOU SEND PEOPLE OUT. YOU DO A LOT OF WORK. MOST OF THE MONEY WENT OUT QUITE A WHILE AGO. SOME OF IT WENT OUT MORE RECENTLY. BUT ALL OF THIS HAS GONE OUT AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE NAMES. ARE YOU READY? DO YOU HAVE YOUR PAD? AND AGAIN, I REALLY THINK THE PRESS — LOOK, THE MEDIA, YOU KNOW MY OPINION OF THE MEDIA, IT’S VERY LOW. I THINK THE MEDIA IS, FRANKLY, MADE UP OF PEOPLE THAT IN MANY CASES, NOT IN ALL CASES, ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE. BUT I THINK THIS IS AN EXAMPLE. ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE FOLKS THAT HAVE WORKED HARD ON THIS AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE CONTRIBUTIONS, INCLUDING MYSELF, I GAVE $1 MILLION, BUT I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE SO THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE DID. ONE OTHER THING THAT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW, IT’S ZERO DOLLARS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT FOR ADMINISTRATION. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GO TO A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT GROUPS, IN THIS CASE ZERO DOLLARS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT FOR ADMINISTRATION. SO A LOT OF THESE COMPANIES THEY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY WITH DOING THE ADMINISTRATION STUFF. SO NO MONEY — IT COSTS ZERO DOLLARS TO ACCUMULATE ALL OF THIS MONEY, OKAY? SO YOU HAVE 22 KILL AND THAT’S $200,000. YOU CAN CALL THESE PEOPLE. THAT WAS ANOTHER THING. A LOT OF THE MONEY WHEN IT WAS SENT OUT, DIFFERENT PEOPLE WOULD CALL. I COULD TELL YOU — I’M NOT GOING TO MENTION ANYBODY SPECIFICALLY, BUT THERE WERE A COUPLE PEOPLE THAT WERE REALLY DISGUSTING. THEY’D CALL AND THESE VET GROUPS, THEY DON’T GET A LOT OF CALLS FROM THE PRESS, AND MAYBE SOME OF THEM WOULD KEEP QUIET OR THEY DIDN’T KNOW OR THEY DIDN’T WANT TO TALK TO THE PRESS OR THEY DIDN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE. SO IF THEY DIDN’T SAY THEY GOT THE MONEY, WHICH THEY ALL DID, 100% GOT THE MONEY, ALL CERTIFIED CHECKS BUT RATHER THAN SAYING COULD I SEE A CERTIFIED CHECK, THEY SAID WELL THEY DIDN’T SAY THEY GOT THE MONEY. THEY ALL GOT THE MONEY BUT THEY’RE NOT PEOPLE THAT ALWAYS TALK TO THE PRESS. MANY OF THEM DO TALK TO THE PRESS. I GUESS YOU FOUND $2 MILLION OR $2.5 MILLION WHERE THEY’LL TALK. WELL, THE NUMBER IS $5.6 MILLION AND IT’S GOING TO POSSIBLY GO ABOVE THAT BECAUSE I BELIEVE SOME OTHER PEOPLE ARE COMING IN. READY? 22 KILL GOT $200,000. NOW, THESE ARE CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN DELIVERED, THAT HAVE BEEN CASHED, THAT ARE NOW BEING USED TO HELP THE VETS. ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL, GREAT ORGANIZATION, $200,000. MUCH OF THIS MONEY WAS PAID A LONG TIME AGO. AMERICAN HERO ADVENTURES, $100,000. AMERICANS FOR EQUAL LIVING, $100,000. AMERICA’S VET DOGS, THE VETERAN K-9 CORPS, INC., $75,000. AM VETS, $75,000. JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, WHEN I DIDN’T DO THE FOX DEBATE, THE ONE FOX DEBATE BECAUSE I DIDN’T THINK THEY TREATED ME RIGHT BUT ACTUALLY THEY’VE BEEN EXTREMELY FAIR OVER THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS, I HAVE TO SAY THAT ABOUT FOX, BUT WHEN I DIDN’T DO THAT ONE EVENT, THE DEBATE, I GAVE A SPEECH. I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THIS WITH THE MONEY FOR THE VETS BUT I DECIDED TOO BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA AND I HAD SOME VERY GENEROUS PEOPLE. KARL ICAHN GAVE HALF A MILLION. PHIL RUFFIN GIVE A MILLION. IKE PERLMUTTER GAVE A MILLION. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER JUST TO GIVE THE SPEECH. THE PROBLEM WITH THE PRESS, WHAT THEY DO IS THEY CONVINCE PEOPLE LIKE ME NOT TO DO IT, NOT TO GIVE MONEY TO DIFFERENT THINGS BECAUSE IT’S A LOT EASIER ACTUALLY THAT WAY. ARMED SERVICES, YMCA OF THE UNITED STATES, $75,000. BOB WOODRUFF FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC., THEY DO A GOOD JOB, $75,000. CENTRAL IOWA SHELTER AND SERVICES, THESE ARE ALL VET RELATED, $100,000. CONNECTED WARRIORS, INC., $75,000. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHARITABLE SERVICE TRUST, $115,000. FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION, GREAT PEOPLE, $115,000. FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION, $200,000. FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN VETERANS, $75,000. FREEDOM ALLIANCE, $75,000. GREEN BERET FOUNDATION, $350,000. HIGHER HEROES USA, $75,000. HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS, $50,000. AND JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, WE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO. THIS MONEY WAS RAISED DURING A LITTLE SPEECH THAT I MADE RATHER THAN DOING A DEBATE. THE ONE DEBATE I MISSED. IT WAS THE LOWEST RATED DEBATE, BY THE WAY, BUT I WON’T SAY THAT. HONORING AMERICA’S WARRIORS, $100,000. HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS, $65,000. INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND, $175,000. K-9s FOR WARRIORS, $50,000. LIBERTY HOUSE, $100,000. MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION, $1,100,000. I GAVE $1 MILLION TO THEM. THEY’RE A GREAT GROUP. NAVY S.E.A.L. FOUNDATION, $465,000. NAVY MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY, $75,000. NEW ENGLAND WOUNDED VETERANS, INC., $75,000. OPERATION HOME FRONT, $65,000. PARTNERS FOR PATRIOTS, $100,000. PROJECT FOR PATRIOTS, AND WE’RE STILL VETTING THEM, BY THE WAY, THE CHECK IS READY TO GO BUT THEY DON’T HAVE ALL OF THEIR APPROPRIATE — IN FACT, WE HAVE DOWN HERE AND WILL BE RELEASED TO THEM UPON RECEIPT OF THE IRS DETERMINATION LETTER, IT’S THE ONLY ONE, WHICH WE HEAR THEY’RE FANTASTIC, BUT THEY HAVE TO GIVE US THAT FINAL DOCUMENT, THIS IS WHAT I MEAN BY VETTING. YOU HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTS OTHERWISE YOU CAN’T GIVE THEM THE MONEY. PROJECT FOR PATRIOTS, $100,000. PUPPY JAKE FOUNDATION, $100,000. RACING FOR HEROES, INC., $200,000. SUPPORT SULAND SOLDIERS, $1,000. TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION, $50,000. THE MISSION CONTINUES, $75,000. THE NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC., $75,000. VETERANS AIR LIFT COMMAND, $100,000. VETERANS COUNT, $25,000. VETERANS IN COMMAND, INC., $150,000. VIETNAM VETERANS WORKSHOP, INC., $75,000. WARRIORS FOR FREEDOM FOUNDATION, $50,000. AND I BELIEVE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME MORE COMING IN, SOME FRIENDS OF MINE, SOME MORE COMING IN. AND THAT ADDS UP TO $6 MILLION — WELL, LET’S SEE. THAT ADDS UP TO $5,600,000 TOTAL, AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME MORE COMING IN. [ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU. THANK YOU. EVERY ONE OF THOSE CHECKS HAS BEEN PASSED OTHER THAN THE ONE CHECK WHICH IS BEING HELD SUBJECT TO THEIR GETTING A FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT. BUT EVERY ONE OF THOSE CHECKS HAS BEEN PASSED. THIS IS MY CHECK FOR $1 MILLION. WE HAVE MANY LETTERS FROM THE DIFFERENT GROUPS THANKING US VERY MUCH FOR THE MONEY, AND THEY DIDN’T ASK — AND I DIDN’T ASK PEOPLE TO BE HERE. I COULD HAVE ASKED EVERY ONE OF THE GROUP UNLIKE HILLARY WHO ASKED PEOPLE TO STAND OUT AND SAY DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T GIVE THE MONEY. NOBODY GAVE THIS KIND OF MONEY. SO I SAVE $5,600,000, MORE IS COMING IN, PROBABLY TOPS THE $6 MILLION NUMBER. I NEVER THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO RAISE $1 MILLION WHEN WE STARTED, AND WE END UP DOING ALMOST $6 MILLION. SO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE PRESS IS SO DISHONEST, AND SO UNFAIR. A LOT OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE OVER HERE HELPED IN VETTING THE VARIOUS REQUESTS FOR MONEY, AND I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE. YES?>>SHOULDN’T WE BE — >>HOW PERSONALLY INVOLVED WERE YOU IN DECIDING WHICH ORGANIZATIONS WERE TO BE RECIPIENTS AND HOW MUCH THEY GOT AND HOW DID YOU PRIORITIZE SOME? SOME OF THOSE YOU MENTIONED ARE WELL KNOWN, OTHERS ARE MORE OBSCURE.>>I WASN’T TOO INVOLVED IN PICKING THE ORGANIZES OTHER THAN I GAVE $1 MILLION TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MARINES. THEY ARE FABULOUS PEOPLE. THEY HONORED ME LAST YEAR AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA. I KNEW THEM. I WAS GOING TO GIVE IT TO THREE COMPANIES OR THREE GROUPS AND WE COULDN’T VET THEM QUICKLY AND SO I GAVE IT TO THE MARINES. IF YOU LOOK AT THAT NUMBER, THE MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION IS A FABULOUS GROUP, AND I DIDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH A BIG VETTING PROCESS WITH THEM BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO SPLIT THE MILLION DOLLAR CHECK UP AMONG THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT GROUPS AND IN THE END I JUST DIDN’T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF HAVING TO VET ALL THOSE DIFFERENT GROUPS.>>JUST THE VERIFICATION PROCESS — >>I WANTED TO MAKE THIS OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF MY HEART. I DIDN’T WANT TO DO THIS WHERE THE PREGNANCY ISS IS INVOLVED. THEN WE SAID WHO IT WENT TO. HOW MUCH WAS IT? WE GAVE — LOOK, WHEN THIS STARTED, I THINK YOU WERE THERE, I SAID IF WE COULD RAISE $1 MILLION THAT WOULD BE GOOD. AND WE ENDED UP RAISING ALMOST $6 MILLION AND I’M GOING TO HAVE MORE COMING IN OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. >>BUT DON’T YOU BELIEVE YOU SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE?>>I’M TOTALLY ACCOUNTABLE BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE CREDIT FOR IT. WHAT I GOT WAS WORSE THAN CREDIT BECAUSE THEY WERE QUESTIONING ME, AND THIS IS MONEY — AND BY THE WAY MOST OF THAT MONEY WENT OUT VERY EARLY, JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, BUT A LOT OF THESE GROUPS — GETTING VETTED BY, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU PAY THE MONEY OUT, THEY NEED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTATION PLUS WE WANT TO FIND OUT IS IT A GOOD GROUP? I HAD TEAMS OF PEOPLE REVIEWING STATISTICS, REVIEWING NUMBERS, AND ALSO TALKING TO PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT THE GROUP WAS DESERVING OF THE MONEY. WE HAVE GIVEN TO GROUPS THAT ARE UNBELIEVABLE GROUPS, AND HONESTLY, I WISH YOU COULD HEAR THE PHONE KAULTCALLS AND SEE TH LETTERS AND I’M HAPPY TO DO IT. I DIDN’T WANT THE CREDIT FOR IT BUT IT WAS VERY UNFAIR THAT THE PRESS TREATED US SO BADLY.>>TO FOLLOW YOU YOU KEEP CALLING US THE DISHONEST PRESS — >>GENERALLY SPEAKING THAT’S 100% TRUE.>>I DISAGREE WITH THAT. IF I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION, IT SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE RESISTANT TO SCRUTINY THAT COMES WITH RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT — >>EXCUSE ME. I HAVE WATCHED YOU ON TELEVISION. YOU’RE A REAL BEAUTY. WHEN I RAISE MONEY FOR THE VETERANS AND IT’S A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY, FIND OUT HOW MUCH HILLARY CLINTON HAS GIVEN TO THE VETERANS, NOTHING. AND THEN I SEE A FEW GUYS STANDING OUT THERE, THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY’RE THERE FOR. THEY HAVE NO IDEA. THEY’RE THERE BECAUSE HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN SENT THEM AND ACTUALLY I THINK IT WAS YOU OR ONE OF YOU THAT FOUND OUT THAT THEY ACTUALLY WERE WITH HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN WHICH WAS INTERESTING BUT I WASN’T SURPRISED. I DON’T WANT THE CREDIT FOR IT BUT I SHOULDN’T BE LAMBASTED. AND REMEMBER THIS, SO OUT OF THE ALMOST $6 MILLION THAT WAS RAISED, NOT ONE PENNY DID I TAKE FOR ADMINISTRATION COSTS. THAT’S UNHEARD OF, OKAY.>>WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO ATTACK THE PRESS THOUGH, MR. TRUMP?>>YOU TALK ABOUT NOT WANTING TO GET CREDIT FOR THIS, YOU DID HOST A VERY PUBLIC FUND-RAISER — >>HOW ELSE AM I GOING TO RAISE THE MONEY?>>WHAT I’M ASKING IS WHEN YOU DID THIS FUND-RAISER, IT WAS TELEVISED. INSTEAD OF DOING THE DEBATE, IT RECEIVED WIDE ATTENTION — >>I WOULD HAVE GIVEN — JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, UNTIL I WAS CRITICIZED — I’M THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD COULD RAISE ALMOST $6 MILLION FOR THE VETERANS, HAVE UNIFORM APPLAUSE BY THE VETERANS GROUPS AND END UP BEING CRITICIZED BY THE PRESS. YES, I MADE A SPEECH, AND DURING MY SPEECH I SAID LET’S RAISE A LITTLE MONEY FOR THE VETS. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT OF MONEY, NOT A LITTLE MONEY. I THOUGHT IF WE COULD GET TO $1 MILLION IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT — >>BUT YOU’VE REPEATEDLY TOUTED THE FACT YOU’VE TAKEN — >>THAT’S RIGHT. I DO RAISE MILLIONS.>>MR. TRUMP, WRITING A $1 MILLION CHECK IS INCREDIBLY GENEROUS BUT THE NIGHT OF THAT IOWA FUND-RAISER YOU SAID YOU HAD RAISED $6 MILLION. CLEARLY YOU HAD NOT. YOU’RE CRITICS SAY YOU TEND TO EXAGGERATE, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUTH. IS THIS A PRIME EXAMPLE?>>NO, I RAISED ALMOST $6 MILLION. SOME OF IT DIDN’T COME THROUGH BUT MORE MONEY IS COMING THROUGH THAN DIDN’T COME THROUGH. THE NUMBER PROBABLY IS GOING TO BE WHEN WE FINISH IT PROBABLY GOING TO BE OVER THE $6 MILLION.>>WHY EXAGGERATE?>>GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR. SO TO FOLLOW UP A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT JIM WAS SAYING, YOU DO REALIZE THAT WHEN THE DEMOCRATS ARE OUT THERE RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MONEY, THE PRESS IS ALSO REFLECTING WHAT YOUR OPPOSITION IS SAYING ABOUT YOU. IT’S NOT JUST US THROWING QUESTIONS AT YOU BECAUSE IT’S COMING FROM SOME OF THEM.>>I DON’T MOOIND IND IT COMING THE OPPOSITION. WHAT I MIND IS WHEN I RAISE ALL THESE MILLIONS AND WHEN WE STARTED OUT NOBODY THOUGHT IT WAS — >>BUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS YOU’RE ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS NOW THAT WE HAD BACK THEN. IT WAS JUST A QUESTION.>>HERE IS THE STORY.>>IS THE QUESTION AN ATTACK?>>I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THE PRESS A LONG TIME. I THINK THE POLITICAL PRESS IS AMONG THE MOST DISHONEST PEOPLE THAT I HAVE EVER MET. I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT, OKAY? OF COURSE, YOU’RE EXCLUDED, CARL. BUT I THINK THE POLITICAL PR PRESS — I SEE THE STORIES AND I SEE THE WAY THEY’RE COUCHED. FOR INSTANCE, I WENT DOWN THIS WEEKEND TO DO ROLLING THUNDER. I WAS INVITED. I DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. WE HAD A TREMENDOUS GATHERING OF PEOPLE, THOUSANDS — I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY THOUSANDS BUT MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND I JOKED, OH, I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GO FROM THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL TO THE LINCOLN. I WAS JOKING. THEY SAID DONALD TRUMP WAS DISAPPOINTED. EVERYBODY KNEW I WAS BEING SARCASTIC AND JOKING. THEY SAID — SOME OF THEM SAID DONALD TRUMP WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT IT DIDN’T GO FROM JEFFERSON TO LINCOLN. YOU KNOW, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. I WAS JOKING. I SAID, OH, I’M USED TO WATCHING IT — I WAS JOKING. SO THEY PUT IT DOWN AS SERIOUS. THEY KNOW I WAS JOKING. I’LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER EXAMPLE. WE HAD A CERTAIN — THE SAME EVENT. IT WAS ROPED OFF WHERE YOU COULD ONLY GET SO MANY PEOPLE THERE AND THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE. I DON’T KNOW. 10,000, 15,000, MAYBE 25,000. I DON’T KNOW. THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE. PLUS THAT WERE PEOPLE BREAKING THE SEAMS ALL THE WAY ALONG. GENE WASHINGTON, A MAN I LIKE ACTUALLY, WROTE AN ARTICLE LIKE THERE WERE 5,000 PEOPLE THERE. THERE WERE MANY TIMES THAT AND YOU WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY MORE PEOPLE AND ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WERE WITH THEIR MOTORCYCLES IN PARKING LOTS ALL THE WAY — THEY’RE WAVING TO ME AS I’M GOING BY, BUT WAIT A MINUTE, THE POINT IS LAW ENFORCEMENT, THESE PEOPLE, DIDN’T ALLOW TO HAVE ANY MORE PEOPLE. I THINK THE PRESS KNEW THAT. I HAD A TREMENDOUS CROWD, BUT IT WAS THE BIGGEST CROWD YOU COULD HAVE HAD BECAUSE IT WAS ALL CORDONED OFF. THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY MORE PEOPLE THAN THEY HAD. SO INSTEAD OF SAYING TRUMP MADE A SPEECH IN FRONT OF A PACKED CROWD, THEY SAID TRUMP WAS DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE GOING FROM JEFFERSON TO WASHINGTON. I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK. HONESTLY, IT’S DISHONEST REPORTING. GO AHEAD.>>HOW ARE VETERANS — [ INAUDIBLE ]. >>WELL, THE VETERANS BELIEVE ME. LET ME TELL YOU THE VETERANS, WHY THEY BELIEVE. AND I HAVE — ONE GROUP WAS HERE — IS AL HERE? MAYBE YOU WANT TO SAY, THIS IS A GROUP I GAVE MONEY TO. NOW, I COULD HAVE ASKED ALL THESE GROUPS — HE JUST SHOWED UP. I JUST SAW HIM. BUT I COULD HAVE ASKED ALL THESE GROUPS TO COME HERE AND THEY COULD HAVE — I DIDN’T WANT TO DO THAT. I’M NOT LOOKING FOR CREDIT. BUT WHAT I DON’T WANT IS WHEN I RAISE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, HAVE PEOPLE SAY LIKE THIS SLEAZY GUY RIGHT OVER HERE FROM ABC, HE’S A SLEAZE IN MY BOOK — YOU’RE A SLEAZE BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE FACTS AND YOU KNOW THE FACTS WELL. GO AHEAD.>>THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP. FIRST OF ALL, FOR THE RECORD, I’M A STATE REPRESNTATIVE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE TEN YEARS ON THE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, 22 YEARS IN THE MARINE CORPS, RETIRED FIRST SERGEANT. WHAT I WANT TO CLARIFY HERE, FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS PUT MY NAME ON A CANDIDATE THAT DID NOT FROM HIS HEART LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND TELL ME HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT VETERANS. THAT’S DONALD TRUMP. I MET HIM OVER A YEAR AGO. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH MANY FUND-RAISERS. THERE ARE MANY SCAM ARTISTS OUT THERE. HE DID THE RIGHT THING BY VETTING THESE GROUPS THERE. IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE GROUPS THAT GIVE 20 CENTS, 40 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR AND THEY’RE SPENDING THE REST FOR, YOU KNOW, THEIR NICE LAVISH TRIPS. HE GAVE 100%. THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS THE ONLY ONES THAT HAVE BEEN CALLING ME ON THE FOUNDATION, ALL RIGHT? I’M THE FORMER CHAIRMAN. I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS STUFF FOR YEARS. STOP USING VETERANS AS POLITICAL PAWNS. YOU GOT A GUY OUTSIDE, McCOY, GO DO A GOOGLE SEARCH ON HIS FACEBOOK. HE’S OUT THERE, HIS PICTURES WITH CLINTON. THEY ARE USING VETERANS AS POLITICAL PAWNS. IT MUST STOP. DONALD TRUMP IS DOING THIS FOR THE HEART. YOU’RE ALL FOCUSED ON THE WAY HE’S RAISING MONEY AND YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AT THE 22 VETERANS THAT ARE KILLING EACH OTHER EVERY DAY. YOU’RE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE THOUSANDS OF VETERANS THAT ARE ON WAIT LISTS. LOOK AT HIS PLAN ON TRUMP’S WEBSITE. HE TALKS ABOUT MEDICAL CARDS. HE TALKS ABOUT FIXING THE VA. HE TALKS ABOUT COMPETITION. I THINK THE LIBERAL MEDIA, AND I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH YOU A LONG TIME, NEED TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR BUTT, FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUES. THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>WHAT I DID IS I DIDN’T ASK AL — I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW AL A LITTLE BIT PRIMARILY THROUGH NEW HAMPSHIRE WHERE WE HAD GREAT VICTORIES, BUT HE SHOWED UP THIS MORNING BECAUSE HE WAS UPSET AND MANY OF THE OTHER GROUPS ARE VERY UPSET. THEY RECEIVED $100,000 IN THE MAIL. THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT WAS FOR, IT WAS FROM ME. OTHER GROUPS RECEIVED 200, 250, $250,000. THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS FOR AND I HAVE, AGAIN, UPSTAIRS, I HAVE RECEIVED PHONE CALLS WITH PEOPLE CRYING. I HAVE RECEIVED HEARTFELT LETTERS, AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S — IT REALLY — THE BAD PART ABOUT THE DISHONESTY OF THE MEDIA IS THAT PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL BE INCLINED NOT TO DO IT ANYMORE BECAUSE WHY SHOULD YOU RAISE $5.6 MILLION, AND I THINK I’LL GO OVER $6 MILLION PRETTY EASILY, NOBODY SAID THAT WE STARTED THIS OUT AS A SMALL LITTLE PROJECT WHERE IT WAS LESS THAN $1 MILLION BECAUSE IT JUST KEPT MUSHROOMING AND BUILDING AND BUILDING. NOBODY TALKS ABOUT THAT. SO WE RAISED $5.6 MILLION. WE HAVE SO MANY HAPPY GROUPS, SO MANY HAPPY VETERANS, AND THEN I SEE THESE GUYS, THESE HILLARY CLINTON PEOPLE OUTSIDE — NOW, OF COURSE, THEY DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT. THEY PROBABLY FIGURED BASED ON READING THE PRESS THAT TRUMP DIDN’T MAKE, YOU KNOW, DIDN’T RAISE THIS KIND OF MONEY. BUT WE RAISED A LOT AND I’LL BE RAISING MORE AND WE’LL BE SENDING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE AS WE GET ALONG.>>– THE VERIFICATION PROCESS AND HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THESE GROUPS ARE WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE GIVING THE MONEY — >>IT’S A COMPLICATED PROCESS, RIGHT.>>DOES THAT PROCESS INVOLVE REVIEWING THOSE GROUPS’ TAX RETURNS AND IF SO — >>NO, IT DOESN’T. IT REALLY — YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNMENT SORT OF APPROVES DIFFERENT GROUPS FOR A LOT ■OF REASONS, AND SO IT REALLY — AND MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IT’S ALSO SPEAKING TO OTHER VETERANS. WE HAVE A CIRCLE OF VETERANS AND WHO IS GOOD — I DON’T WANT TO SEND $250,000 CHECK TO A GROUP THAT DOESN’T DO GOOD WORK. SO IT’S CALLED VETTING. WE VET THE VETS. BUT IT’S CALLED VETTING.>>MR. TRUMP YOU SEEM PARTICULARLY BOTHERED BY CRITICISM ON THIS. WHY? DO YOU NEED A THICKER SKIN TO RUN FOR THIS OFFICE?>>I THINK IT’S BOTHERSOME BECAUSE I LOVE THE VETS AND I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR THE VETS AND, AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAVE GIVEN A LOT OF MONEY AND RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE VETS, AND I THINK WHEN THE PRESS PORTRAYS IT DIFFERENTLY, THE PRESS IS BEING VERY DISHONEST SO I DON’T LIKE THAT. I DON’T LIKE DISHONESTY. NOT YOU.>>MR. TRUMP, A CHANGE OF GEARS HERE. JEFF SESSIONS — >>JEFF SESSIONS.>>HE’S EXPRESSED AN OPENNESS TO BE YOUR RUNNING MATE. HAVE YOU HAD ANY — >>JEFF SESSIONS IS A FANTASTIC MAN. JEFF SEGSSSIONS IS ONE OF THE MT HIGHLY RESPECTED PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. JEFF SESSIONS IS A PERSON THAT I BELIEVE THAT TED CRUZ HAS THE MOST RESPECT FOR AND I THINK TED THOUGHT HE WOULD GET AN ENDORSEMENT. YOU KNOW, JEFF SESSIONS HAS NEVER ENDORSED A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BEFORE AS MANY YEARS AS HE’S BEEN IN THE SENATE. SO, YOU KNOW, JEFF SESSIONS CERTAINLY IS SOMEBODY THAT I WOULD CONSIDER, ABSOLUTELY. HE’S A FANTASTIC PERSON.>>POLICY QUESTION — >>– THE SITUATION AT THE CINCINNATI ZOO AND ANIMAL ACTIVISTS ARE OUTRAGED THAT THEY KILLED THIS GORILLA WHO WAS HOLDING THE 4-YEAR-OLD BOY. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT — >>I THINK IT’S A VERY TOUGH CALL. IT WAS AMAZING BECAUSE THERE WERE MOMENTS WITH THE GORILLA, THE WAY HE HELD THAT CHILD, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A MOTHER HOLDING A BABY. LOOKED SO BEAUTIFUL AND CALM AND THERE WERE MOMENTS WHERE IT LOOKED PRETTY DANGEROUS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAD A CHOICE. I MEAN, PROBABLY THEY DIDN’T HAVE A CHOICE. YOU HAVE A CHILD, A YOUNG CHILD WHO IS AT STAKE, AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S TOO BAD THERE WASN’T ANOTHER WAY. I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH THAT, YOU KNOW, POWERFUL ALMOST 500-POUND GORILLA, THE WAY HE DEALT WITH THAT LITTLE BOY, BUT IT JUST TAKES ONE SECOND. IT’S ONE SECOND. IT’S NOT LIKE IT TAKES PLACE OVER, WELL, HE’S GOING TO DO IT IN 30 SECONDS FROM NOW. IT JUST TAKES ONE LITTLE FLICK OF HIS FINGER AND I WILL TELL YOU THEY PROBABLY HAD NO CHOICE.>>MR. TRUMP, POLICY QUESTION. POLICY QUESTION ON VETERANS. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>I’M IN FAVOR OF FIXING THE VA HEALTH CARE. THE VA IS ONE OF THE GREAT CATASTROPHES IN THIS COUNTRY, WHAT’S GOING ON. YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PHOENIX AND DIFFERENT PLACES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY’RE CATCHING PEOPLE STEALING AND THEY DON’T EVEN FIRE THEM, WHERE PEOPLE ARE WAITING FIVE DAYS, SIX DAYS, SEVEN DAYS. THEY’RE DYING WHILE THEY WAIT ONLINE AND I AM IN FAVOR OF IF THEY CAN’T GET TO A DOCTOR WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME, THEY’RE GOING TO GO SEE A DOCTOR AND THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO PAY FOR IT. THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO A PRIVATE DOCTOR OR A PUBLIC HOSPITAL, SOME PLACE THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF THEM IMMEDIATELY. WE’RE LOSING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE, AND THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION IS RUN BY OBAMA JUST AS INCOMPETENTLY AS HE’S RUNNING OUR COUNTRY. YOU LOOK AT THE TSA. YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE AIRPORTS, AND YOU LOOK AT THAT. OKAY? JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. THAT’S LIKE THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. NOTHING IN OUR COUNTRY WORKS ANYMORE. IT’S A MESS. AND MAYBE THAT’S WHY I’M DOING SO WELL IN THE POLLS. YES?>>– THE VETERANS CAN USE A CARD — >>IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PRIVATIZATION. WHAT IT HAS TO BE IS WHEN SOMEBODY IS IN LINE AND THEY SAY IT’S A SEVEN-DAY WAIT, THAT PERSON IS GOING TO WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO A PRIVATE DOCTOR, BE TAKEN CARE OF, WE’RE GOING TO PAY THE BILL AND IT WILL BE A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE. AND WE’LL CHECK IT OUT AND BE CAREFUL BUT IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE THAN WHAT ARE GOING ON. THESE PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN HELL AND HILLARY CLINTON SAID THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION IS WORKING JUST FINE AND THE HEAD OF IT, McDONALD, SAID LAST WEEK THAT WAITING IN LINE IS NOT BAD. LOOK AT DISNEY WORLD, OKAY? THESE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE WE HAVE RUNNING THINGS. IT’S RIDICULOUS. DAVE?>>THERE’S A RASMUSSEN POLL OUT THAT TODAY THAT SAYS HALF OF AMERICANS THINK HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD STAY IN THE RACE EVEN IF SHE’S CHARGED WITH A FELONY. DOES THIS SUGGEST YOUR CONTINUING TO POUND HER, ARE YOU A LITTLE OUT OF SYNC?>>THAT’S THEIR CHOICE. YOU HAVE A PARTY CALLED THE DEMOCRATS AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THAT CHOICE. YOU KNOW, I THINK IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO BE HER BECAUSE IT’S RIGGED, AND I THINK IF YOU PEOPLE WILL SAY I’M THE ONE THAT CAME UP WITH THE TERM RIGGED, I USED IT FOR MYSELF EXCEPT I WON BY SUCH BIG MARGINS THAT THE FACT THAT — THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS RIGGED ON BOTH SIDES. SAME WITH THE REPUBLICANS JUST LESS OBVIOUS. THE DEMOCRATS WITH THE SUPER — WITH THE WHOLE SUPERDELEGATE THING, IT’S RIDICULOUS. SO I THINK THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION. IF YOU’RE ASKING ME WHO I’D PREFER RUNNING AGAINST — >>NO. DO YOU THINK SHE COMMITTED A FELONY? SGL>>I THINK WHAT SHE DID WAS VERY BAD AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE DONE A LOT LESS THAN HER AND THEIR LIVES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.>>YOU KNOW THE PRESS EXPOSED THE VA ISSUE SO SHOULDN’T THE PRESS GET SOME CREDIT FOR THAT?>>I THINK THAT’S FINE.>>CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT TRUMP UNIVERSITY THOUGH, SIR? THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT AND YOU ALSO CHALLENGED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE JUDGE HANDLING THAT CASE.>>THE JUDGE HAS BEEN VERY UNFAIR, HAS NOT DONE A GOOD JOB. HE’S BEEN A VERY BAD JUDGE. HE’S BEEN VERY UNFAIR, AND I WILL WIN THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY CASE. I ALREADY AM AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED BUT I WILL — >>WHY ANTAGONIZE THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE.>>BECAUSE I DON’T CARE. WHY ANTAGONIZE? BECAUSE I DON’T CARE. I HAVE A JUDGE WHO IS VERY, VERY UNFAIR. WHY?>>YOU’LL SEE IT IN COURT DOCUMENTS. BUT I HAVE A JUDGE WHO IS VERY, VERY UNFAIR. HE KNOWS HE’S UNFAIR. AND I’LL WIN THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY CASE. I COULD SETTLE THAT CASE. I COULD HAVE SETTLED IT. I JUST CHOOSE NOT TO. IN FACT, WHEN I RAN, THEY SAID WHY DON’T YOU SETTLE UP THAT CASE? I DON’T WANT TO SETTLE THE CASE.>>WHY MENTION THE JUDGE IS MEXICAN?>>BECAUSE I’M A MAN OF PRINCIPLE AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK THOSE COURSES HAVE LETTERS SAYING THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT ESSENTIALLY. IT WAS GROOD, IT WAS GREAT, AND WHEN THEY’RE ON THE STAND AND YOU SAY HOW COME YOU SIGNED A LETTER SAYING TRUMP UNIVERSITY WAS SO GOOD, HOW COME YOU SIGNED A LETTER — THE WOMAN THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL PLAINTIFF IN THE CASE, THEY WENT TO THE COURT AND THE JUDGE ALLOWED HER TO GET OUT OF THE CASE. THE CASE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED. WHOLE CASE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED. THEY WANTED HER DISMISSED FROM THE CASE. YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE SHE WAS DEPOSED. SHE WAS SUCH A BAD WITNESS, THAT WE WIN THE CASE EASILY. SHE SIGNED A LETTER AND SHE’S ON FILM, SHE’S ON TAPE LIKE THESE CAMERAS SAYING UNBELIEVABLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT TRUMP UNIVERSITY. SO THEY DIDN’T WANT HER ANYMORE BECAUSE SHE’S A DISASTER FOR THEM. SO THEY WENT TO THE JUDGE AND THEY SAID, YOUR HONOR, WE’D LIKE TO HAVE HER NOT BE A PARTICIPANT, NOT BE THE PLAINTIFF IN THE CASE, AND HE SAID, OH, THAT’S OKAY. SHE’S THE ONE THAT STARTED THE CASE. NOW THEY DON’T EVEN WANT HER TO TESTIFY. THEY DON’T WANT HER TO TESTIFY BECAUSE SHE’S A DISASTER. SHE HAS ALL SORTS OF BEAUTIFUL STATEMENTS ABOUT IT, AND IMPORTANTLY SHE’S ON TAPE SAYING HOW GREAT IT IS. THEY DON’T WANT HER. I WOULDN’T WANT HER EITHER. NOW, I COULD HAVE SETTLED THAT CASE. I COULD SETTLE THAT CASE. I CAN SETTLE THAT CASE. I DON’T WANT TO. I’LL GO THROUGH THE PROCESS.>>YOU YOURSELF RECENTLY REACTED AGAINST WHAT YOU CALLED A SPOILER INDY CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE. YET EARLIER IN THE PRIMARIES YOU DIDN’T RULE OUT AN INDEPENDENT RUN.>>BECAUSE WE’RE DOWN THE LINE. THE FACT IS YOU CAN’T WIN AS AN INDEPENDENT. FOR THE MOST PART YOU CAN’T EVEN GET ON TEXAS AND VARIOUS OTHER STATES NOW, IT’S TOO LATE, BUT TEXAS IS OUT. SO HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS. WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU WILL NOT HAVE — AND VERY IMPORTANTLY YOU WILL NOT HAVE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES. YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE. YOU COULD HAVE AS MANY AS FOUR OR FIVE. THAT’S OVER. NOW, KRISTOL IS THE ONE — HE’S THE LAST ONE. DON’T FORGET, HE SAID TRUMP WILL NEVER RUN. THE GUY IS NOT A SMART PERSON. HE SAID DONALD TRUMP WILL NEVER RUN. REMEMBER? DO YOU REMEMBER? I ACTUALLY BLAME YOU. WHY DO YOU PUT THIS GUY ON TELEVISION SNI SEE HIM ON THE DIFFERENT SHOWS. HE’S GOT NO CREDIBILITY. SAID I WON’T RUN. IF I RUN I WON’T DO WELL. IF I DO WELL, THIS AND THAT. HE LOOKS LIKE SUCH A FOOL. I SAW HIM ON ONE SHOW, HE’S PRACTICALLY CRYING BECAUSE HE CAN’T JUSTIFY. NOW HE COMES OUT WITH A TWEET OVER THE WEEKEND OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE’S GOING TO PUT SOMEBODY UP. EVEN I THOUGHT IT, I THOUGHT THEY’RE GOING TO FIND SOME INDY. NOW HE COMES OUT WITH SOMETHING SAYING HE WAS ALMOST, ALMOST KIDDING. OKAY? LET ME TELL YOU, THAT’S PEOPLE ARE LOSERS. HE’S TRYING TO MAKE YOU — HE’S TRYING TO DRIVE YOU GUYS A LITTLE BIT NUTS. IF THEY DO AN INDY, ASSUMING IT’S DECENT, WHICH I DON’T THINK ANYBODY WITH A REPUTATION WOULD DO IT BECAUSE THEY’D LOOK LIKE FOOLS, BUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO DO IS YOU LOSE THE ELECTION FOR THE REPUBLICANS, AND, THEREFORE, YOU LOSE THE SUPREME COURT. THEREFORE, YOU WILL HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE PUT ON THE SUPREME COURT WHERE THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER, EVER RECOVER. IT WILL NEVER, EVER BE THE SAME.>>MR. TRUMP, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CONSERVATIVES — >>A FOLLOW UP — >>WHEN YOU REFER TO SOME REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES AS LOSERS — >>I DIDN’T SAY THAT. I SAID BILL KRISTOL IS A LOSER. AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY, CARL, HE HAS CALLED EVERY SINGLE — TAKE A LOOK ON ME. HE’S GOING TO LOSE THIS STATE. I WIN IN A LANDSLIDE. WAIT A MINUTE, CARL. I DIDN’T SAY EVERYBODY. MANY. BUT I DIDN’T SAY EVERYBODY.>>SO — >>WAIT, WAIT. BILL KRISTOL IS A LOSER. ICE M HIS MAGAZINE IS FAILING AS YOU KNOW. I DON’T THINK IT EVEN SURVIVES. HE’S GETTING SOME FREE PUBLICITY, BUT BILL KRISTOL, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS FOR TWO YEARS. TRUMP ISN’T GOING TO RUN. THEN I GO INTO A RACE, WE GO INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE. HE’S NOT GOING TO WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WIN IN A LANDSLIDE. EVERY PLACE I WENT I WAS NOT GOING TO WIN BUT I WIN IN A LANDSLIDE. DO YOU THINK MAYBE HE DOESN’T LIKE ME? ONE OR TWO MORE.>>SIR, THERE’S A QUESTION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS. TODAY FRED, NIXON ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL, LONG TIME BIG FINANCIER IN REPUBLICAN POLITICS WHO ISSAID YOU HAVE TO STOP BEATING UP ON REPUBLICANS AND GOES ON TO SAY YOU ESSENTIALLY GOT SOME 30% OF THE REPUBLICAN VOTE, THERE’S A LOT — >>HE’S WRONG.>>LET ME FINISH THE QUESTION AND THEN YOU CAN HAVE AT IT.>>MY LAST ONE WAS 78%. I DIDN’T GET 38%.>>IS IT GOING TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO UNITE THE PARTY WHEN YOU ARE CRITICIZING YOUR CRITICS FROM WITHIN IT?>>HERE IS THE WAY I LOOK AT IT. WHEN I HAVE SOMEBODY THAT’S NOT ON MY SIDE, OKAY, YOU KNOW — BY THE WAY, I’VE GOTTEN GREAT APPLAUSE FROM THE PRESS AND, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF AS AN ACHIEVEMENT BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS REALLY WELL UNIFIED. PEOPLE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE ARE NOW SAYING, I SUPPORT TRUMP. SO REMEMBER THAT. WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT TOO MUCH, BUT ACTUALLY LAST WEEK THE BIG STORY IS HOW FAST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS HEALING BECAUSE IT IS A HEALING PROCESS. IT WAS A ROUGH — THAT WAS A ROUGH CAMPAIGN. I DON’T KNOW FRED MALIK. I CAN SAY THIS. THE REAL STORY IS HOW FAST WE’RE GETTING TOGETHER. NOW, IF I HAVE A REPUBLICAN THAT’S NOT ON MY SIDE, I’M NOT GOING — WHY SHOULD I BE PARTICULARLY NICE TO THAT PERSON? I’M NOT GOING TO GO AFTER IT LIKE I WOULD HILLARY OR CRAZY BERNIE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WHY SHOULD I BE NICE TO THAT PERSON? IF ITCH A HAVE A PERSON THAT’S GOING TO SUPPORT ME, I HAVE NO OBLIGATION. POLITICALLY, I MAY BE RIGHT, I MAY BE WRONG, BUT THAT’S WHO I AM. I’M A VERY HONEST PERSON, CARL. IF SOMEBODY IS GOING TO SAY A LITTLE BIT NEGATIVE OR A LOT NEGATIVE ABOUT ME AND IF THEY HAPPEN TO BE A REPUBLICAN, I MAY CHOOSE TO HIT THEM BACK. NOT ALWAYS, NOT ALWAYS, BUT I MAY CHOOSE TO HIT THEM BACK.>>WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION — >>RIGHT IN THE LAST WEEK YOU HAVE SAID THAT THE FORMER REPUBLICAN NOMINEE WALKS LIKE A PENGUIN, YOU CRITICIZED SUSANA MARTINEZ — >>MITT ROMNEY LOST AN ELECTION HE SHOULD HAVE WON AND IF YOU READ THE FRONT PAGE OF THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL,” HE MITT ROMNEY, HE LOOKS LIKE A FOOL.>>I RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR MITT ROMNEY. I MADE ROBOCALLS FOR HIM, MADE SPEECHES. HE LET US DOWN. IF YOU READ THE FRONT PAGE OF THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THIS WEEKEND, MITT ROMNEY LOOKS LIKE A FOOL. NOW, WHY WOULD I SAY GOOD ABOUT MITT ROMNEY?>>YOU SAID YOU’RE COMMITTED TO PARTY UNITY.>>WHAT ABOUT THE GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO. WHY TAKE THAT FIGHT ON?>>SHE WAS NOT NICE. IT WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A JAB BUT SHE WASN’T NICE. YOU THINK I’M GOING TO CHANGE, I’M NOT CHANGING, INCLUDING WITH HER.>>HOW DO YOU UNIFY THE PARTY?>>BOB DOLE SAID YOU SHOULD — >>BOB DOLE IS A FAN OF MINE. BOB DOLE ENDORSED ME SO DON’T TELL ME ABOUT BOB DOLE?>>WHAT ABOUT GARY JOHNSON?>>GARY JOHNSON GOT 1% OF THE VOTE LAST TIME. I WATCHED THAT WHOLE SITUATION. IT WAS REALLY PRETTY DISGRACEFUL. I THINK IT’S A TOTAL FRINGE DEAL. I THINK HE’S A FRAINGE CANDIDAT YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. I WATCH WHAT HE SAYS, I THINK THAT HE’S A FRINGE CANDIDATE, AND YOUR SECOND, WELD, WHEN YOU DO A LITTLE RESEARCH ON THAT, I THINK IT’S NOT GOING TO BE A FACTOR, OKAY?>>I THINK YOU HAVE SET A NEW BAR TODAY FOR BEING CONTENTIOUS WITH THE PRESS CORPS, CALLING US LOSERS TO OUR FACES.>>NOT ALL OF YOU, JUST MANY OF YOU.>>FINE. ENOUGH OF US.>>NOT YOU, DAVID.>>IS THIS WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE LIKE COVERING YOU IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT?>>YEAH, IT IS. LET ME — >>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THIS KIND OF CONFRONTATION IN THE PRESS ROOM.>>IT IS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS, DAVID. IF THE PRESS WRITES FALSE STORIES LIKE THEY DID WITH THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HALF OF YOU WERE AMAZED I RAISED ALL OF THIS MONEY. IF THE PRESS WRITES FALSE STORIES LIKE THEY DID WHERE I WANTED TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE — I DIDN’T WANT THE CREDIT FOR RAISING ALL THIS MONEY FOR THE VETS. I WASN’T LOOKING FOR THE CREDIT AND BY THE WAY, MORE MONEY IS COMING IN. I WASN’T LOOKING FOR THE CREDIT, BUT I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THIS BECAUSE THE PRESS WAS SAYING I DIDN’T RAISE ANY MONEY FOR THEM. NOT ONLY DID I RAISE IT, MUCH OF IT WAS GIVEN A LONG TIME AGO AND THERE IS A VETTING PROCESS AN I THINK YOU UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT WHEN I RAISE ALMOST $6 MILLION AND PROBABLY IN THE END WILL RAISE MORE THAN 6 BECAUSE MORE IS GOING TO COME IN AND IS COMING IN, BUT WHEN I RAISE $5.6 MILLION AS OF TODAY, MORE IS COMING IN, AND THIS IS GOING TO PHENOMENAL GROUPS AND I HAVE MANY OF THESE PEOPLE VETTING THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING THE MONEY AND WORKING HARD AND THEN WE HAVE TO READ PROBABLY LIBELLOUS STORIES OR CERTAINLY CLOSE IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND THE PEOPLE KNOW THE STORIES ARE FALSE, I’M GOING TO CONTINUE TO ATTACK THE PRESS. LOOK, I FIND THE PRESS TO BE EXTREMELY DISHONEST. I FIND THE POLITICAL PRESS TO BE UNBELIEVABLY DISHONEST. I WILL SAY THAT. OKAY. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. THANK

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100 thoughts on “Donald Trump Veterans donations full press conference”

  • David Johnson says:

    Just look at these leftist media asshole Trump haters….unbelievable. They are beyond despicable…..none of which ever served a minute in the military. Typical leftist media assholes who hate Trump and hate the military, but have to pretend that they do care about the military for political purposes. They don't. They are hate-filled leftist liars, and total assholes.

  • David Johnson says:

    Just look at these leftist media asshole Trump haters….unbelievable. They are beyond despicable…..none of which ever served a minute in the military. Typical leftist media assholes who hate Trump and hate the military, but have to pretend that they do care about the military for political purposes. They don't. They are hate-filled leftist liars, and total assholes.

  • You are idiots…….President Trump is not for any garbage people like you yourself bullying the President Trump…

  • YES……President Trump have The same right as every Americans……fight back to the garbage people Mr President……more intelligent Americans are standing by you…….you are great leader to America and people’s……keep up your good work please…..

  • IM A US MARINE CORPS COMBAT VET AND I AGREE WITH TRUMP……MOST OF THESE CHARITIES ARE CRAP BUT TRUMP WAS 100%. GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT……any vet who supports the dems was never a true vet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a nazi trainee

  • i love trump and what most dont recognize…..he gave $75,000.00 to support our veteran dogs….unsung heros. trust me ive been in the shit and seen our dogs die for us……thats awesome!!!!!!

    dont elect TRUMP i and my beloved US MARINE CORPS BROTHERS are going to war with the nazis

  • who ever disliked this is a nazi. fuck you and i pray karma dry fucks you with a cactus till you bleed out die and spend an eternity in hell with MARINES who went there to regroup and take over hell

  • Mr. President fake news CNN is always digging dirt you should know that, there stupid bias, pathetic media, fake news msnbc soon they will get bad karma

  • choy ching elias says:

    I would be frustrated with the media they are mostly idiots. President Trump handled it fantastically well like always.
    Trump 2020!

  • And CNN is still fake news now on August 4, 2019 and Campaign Carl who used to work at Fox is a shill.. Fox news is now Fake News also.. Watch at One America Network News~

  • FUCKING reporters need to be all shot and good Americans to replace them.
    As it stands now all fucking news are liers

  • And the reporters are nothing but pieces of shit.
    Place them in a square mile of Vietnam jungle and let's see how many come out

  • Pino Missalino says:

    We Canadians need a prime minister like President Trump.
    You Americans are so blessed to have him as your President. You should be proud.

  • Martin Peacocke says:

    No journalists asking the Clinton foundation for names they gave money to. How much went to administration costs? No! These journalists only ask President Trump because they are always digging trying to get something they can try to use to undermine him. President Trump should name the reporters and who they work for when asked questions for unscrupulous reasons. Americans need to shame these low life's with an agenda.

  • I hate the MSM NEWS OUTLETS.i refuse to watch CNN,NSNBC ABC,CNBC, THEY ARE LIARS,ACTORS,AND TOTALLY BIASED LEFTWING LIBERALS.CANT PAY ME TO PUT THEIR NEWS CHANNELS ON MY TV SET.ID RATHER GET A COLONOSCOPY THEN WATCH THEM ON TV

  • Alfred Sevillo says:

    thank you President Trump for supporting the Veterans. and also continue supporting the active military forces. thank you Sir.

  • Alfred Sevillo says:

    the words of God was fullfilled . to president trump , this is what God says , " I CHOOSE THE FOOLISH IN THE SIGHT OF MEN TO SAME THE WISE.

  • This is the most honest President in the World. He's the most generous President of the USA. He truly loves the Americans. Nobody loves the Americans more than him. So, shame on the leftist media! The liberal media just wants to lie and spread propaganda for the greedy Democrats. If you are honest and love this country like President Trump then work in government. Otherwise, don't sit in the government because you are disgusting.

  • THE VETERANS GIVEN EVERYTHING TO AMERICA LIKE MY HUSBAND,THANK YOU MR, TRUMP YOU HAVE SUCH HUMMAN HEARD THANK MR TRUMP GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS BIUTIFUL FAMILY,WE PRAY FOR YUO FO EVER MR TRUMP YOUR ACTIONS IS ONLY A HUMAN HEART WHEN YOU LOVE AND MAKE AMERICAN STRONG AGAINGπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘€πŸ“Ή

  • He just told the ignorant bastard why he discredits the Press because you're unfair new Hypocrites and then you stand there and ask him why what is ignorant

  • Edward Warwick says:

    President Trump is for real, he is not a phony liar, cheater, killers like the Clinton's and the other self-anointed political dictators who are running for president.

  • Edward Warwick says:

    Pathetic, how the press is asking the billionaire President Trump about the accountability of pocket change for him to veteran groups as if he was stealing pennies.

  • Yes. Trump is the man. He is the man. The press sucks. They constantly lie. Fake press. The press should be ashame of themselves. They absolutely suck!!

  • Frank Frazier Jr. says:

    That gal acted like he stole something.
    Nasty people.
    Bless the Vets and President Trump and his friends, for being so generous.
    And damn the media.

  • I thank you so much Mr. President. Please stay on the path, please don't become discouraged. I promise you their are millions of us that thank yu so much. We love you so much.
    We all hope you can run as a write in during the 2024 election. You are appreciated more than you know. Your American friend.

  • Mr. President a very good word to use for a good dead done and not seeking credit is (mitzvah). This word will help you connect with people that othe wise you of never had a chsnce. Please consider the use of this work.

  • Marlowe Dugger says:

    What you people don't realize is the money trump gave to organizations wasn't his.DUH! It was money donated by other people through fundraising. Trump. Did give a little over $ 2 million to his foundation. He has donated nothing since 2008

  • Templar blood slovkia says:

    I've been looking for this video for a fact nobody gets what the Marine(guy in camo hat) says into the mic, NO MORE VACATIONS. maybe a few,On Long Island the 501c3 non-profits for Vets steal and keep 80 cents on the dollar and now there are 2nd chance programs with Felons and Sex Offender's get more money per bed so In Suffolk County NY 90% of the Veteran non-profits money, some even having a veteran in their name. will have one Vet living with a Sex Offender and 3 or 4 Felons straight out of Jail and be a hostage..I've watched Program manager's and Operation manager's steal creates of Laptops to Ipads,5,000 in gift cards we caught one Operation Manager using it on his own Christmas gifts but because we knew in November the lady gave them to the Vets,We had it traced back to video from Walmart with this human scum buying gifts with money for Vets on Christmas you name it…So I'm a Vet and for 2 years I was going to the Federal Building in front of the local legislator's get 30,000 for 30 vets at one location to have food and a band on Memorial Day, I showed up the 3rd year and it was a ghost town and still had one of the guys from the year before still there,The Vets piled out of there rooms and said what happened,the Vet that was there the year before mumbled"the same thing every year"I said hold on let me ask.. I go to the front desk and there's a new guy and I asks him where is the band and food? he said he never heard anything about and the Program Manager and Operations Managers were on a cruise and then one went to Ireland the other Italy?All 3 years and most likely before me they've been using that money for vacation and the Vets weren't even left food..this is the NORM here, nobody cares? I kept all the paperwork I have enough to bring tax fraud but from 2011-2016 nobody would help me fix it, even in the AGs office so I didn't know how high the corruption was..and it turned out to be high.So when this guy says no more vacations..he's not crazy..he's just informed..

  • Why does Trump think the media is unfair? Would anyone want people making up lies about them? All Mr. TRUMP IS DOING IS DEFENDING HIMSELF FROM PEOPLE THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE IN THEIR POCKETS. If the media doesn't want to be called our by the President try telling the truth. Knock off the biased reporting. The media is supposed to be unbiased and telling the truth but they are being the pawns of the Democrats. I can't believe that the average Democrat would tolerate the lies that come out of the mouths of their representatives. I find it hard to believe that any honest man could sit back and allow them to besmurge their party party. I also dont think the average Democrat would lie cheat and try to destroy a man who is doing the best job any president has done in over 50 years. How come Pelosi,Nadler, Harris,Cortez and the rest of these liars dont bring up the good numbers that are coming in. No they make up lies and wont recognise that the person they were backing sold out America by selling our Uranium to Russia. Do the average Democrat want a crooked person like Hillary Clinton running this country. I haven't heard any Democrats admit to the fact they backed a crook. I dont believe anyone would purposely vote for someone like the Clinton Cartel. Am I just stupid to believe there is actually some Democrats out there that are honest good people that aren't brainwashed by the likes of Nadler, Pelosi and the rest of the treasonous bunch of left wing Democrats. I think the honest Democrats out there need to stop listening to the main stream democrat puppets at CNN, MSNBC, NBC,CBS and start listening to the words that come out of their representatives mouths. If you just hear what they are trying to feed you then make up your mind. They are manipulating their constituants with lies.

  • Best thing yha average Democrat can do for themselves and America is get rid of the people that are holding office in Washington and start over there has to be at least a few honest Democrats out there? Right? Maybe? Well maybe 1?

  • It's amazing that just one time the media can't hold back their hatred of Trump even when the President does something for some very deserving people our VETS. They should be ashamed.

  • THE NEWS MORON MAKES ANOTHER FAKE ASSHOLE APPEARANCE. WE THE PEOPLE KNOW THE MEDIA IS BULLSHIT! HANG ALL TRAITORS ON THE WHITEHOUSE LAWN. STARTING WITH CNN the COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK ASSHOLES.!!!!

  • What Are the great veteran groups??? You have done nothing as to date!!!! I truly believe you just put it back in your pocket!!!! And you have not helped coal miners or iron workers and nothing for your wall At Mexico borders! Wall was started from American people. Not you Trump!!!! So far all you have done is live off other presidents coat tails! By the way no veteran has had no help from your so called money!!! You gave nothing to any of them!!!! Show me the money!!!!!! By the way you lie more than any one I have ever seen!!! I'm so glad you have 6million more bucks asshole!! You don't trust the deal press!!! And make up your back news!! You are so fucking dumb!! You need to go back to school because you can't read or write!!!! Fuck you Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mm

  • As a veteran, as a son of a veteran and as a Father of two veterans, any veteran that supports Trump has lost their way… This President has divided our nation, supported our enemy, and disrespected our allies. ANY Veteran that supports this traitor, hang your head down… Trump is a traitor. Mexico didn’t pay for the wall as he promised so he takes it from the Pentagon. Trump is a ball-less bitch!

  • That same woman reporter who preaches "party unity" would probably COUNTER with "Are you competitive" if he was more conciliatory. He can't win with the media…not even for losing.

  • [8:09] "Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, $1,100,000. I gave a million dollars to them. They're a great group." … [11:51] "I wasn't too involved in picking the organizations, other than I gave a million dollars to the Marine– the Law Enforcement– Marine– They are fabulous people. They honored me last year at the Waldorf-Astoria." They're such a fabulous organization. Now if I could just remember their name… This is just another example why a man like Donald Trump should never ever be allowed to hold such a position of power and consequence as the President of the United States. He's a simpleton whose favor is so easily purchased. Just throw a party in his honor, be sure to include all of the bells and whistles and voila! He's your man.

  • Some are asking stupid questions– conundrum questions stupid and agonizing. God bless you mr. President tell it like it is. They need to be call out. if they behave like scumbags then they are scumbags. We are by what we do ,our actions and our hearts define Who We Are. Some of those reporters are dishonest, deceitful and conniving sleazeballs and or scumbags.

  • VETERANS and than You have to stand for the biggest traitor us history has ever known. How could you enter this room together with scumbag number 45. He is a piece of πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©

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