The Judge who trump labeled a "Mexican" hater (I think the guy was actually born in Indiana) has ordered the release of the Trump University documents, and the Donald is not pleased.
In fact, he seems to be pretty pissed off these days. When he is not taking on the press for not fawning over him and trying to do real investigative journalism, he is making disparaging and racist remarks about a female senator.
But hey, that's just Donald being Donald. All in a day's work. (Funny, a guy who has gotten millions of dollars in free advertising is now pissed at the press. "Sleazy"?)
What really set Donald off today was the press reporting that after he proudly boasted on national television that he had raised "six million dollars" and given it to the vets, it was revealed that the former draft dodger had not given them a dime. But then, as the heat got hotter, the Donald decided that it was time to pay the piper.
Most people would have given the money quietly with no fanfare, but not Donald; he called his rather contentious presser today to tell us all that he had given various veterans groups close to the six million dollars that he had promised.
"At a news conference Tuesday, Trump released a list of 41 groups he said had received $5.6 million.
"Most of the money went out quite a while ago," Trump said. "Some of it went out more recently. But all of this has gone out."
Throughout Tuesday's confrontational event, Trump repeatedly slammed the media as "unbelievably dishonest" for its treatment of the issue and dismissed an ABC reporter as "a sleaze." He said many times that he didn't want credit for the fundraising but seemed peeved that he wasn't thanked for it.
"Instead of being like, 'Thank you very much, Mr. Trump,' or 'Trump did a good job,' everyone's saying, 'Who got it? Who got it? Who got it?' And you make me look very bad," Trump complained, taking on reporters in the room. "I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job."
The Associated Press spoke or left messages with each of the organizations Trump named. Of the 30 groups that responded by Tuesday, about half said they had received checks from Trump just last week.
Several said the checks were dated May 24 — the same date as Trump's interview with The Post, and shipped out overnight express.
Among them was the big check from Trump himself, written to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. Trump's campaign had previously told the newspaper that his promised $1 million personal donation had already been distributed.
Though the foundation had received a $100,000 check from Trump's charity in March, last week's $1 million donation came as something of a surprise.
"It is obviously a wonderful donation," said Sue Boulhosa, the group's executive director and sole employee. She said the group had "an inkling" that more might come but the amount was a happy surprise.
Trump has a longstanding relationship with the group, which Boulhosa said typically raises a total of between $2 million and $3 million a year. The foundation had presented Trump with an award at its 2015 gala held at a New York hotel.
Appearing on CNN Tuesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she was glad that Trump had given out the promised money.
"The problem here is the difference between what Donald Trump says and what Donald Trump does," Clinton said. "He's bragged for months about raising $6 million for vets and donating $1 million himself, but it took a reporter to shame him into actually making the contribution."
Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski had originally told the Post that the event had raised about $4.5 million — less than the $6 million originally announced by Trump — because some who'd pledged had backed out. Lewandowski also said all the money had been given out.
Trump had claimed during the fundraiser that he'd raised $6 million through a combination of pledges from wealthy friends, the public and $1 million from himself.
But the campaign refused for months to disclose which charities had received the money, leading to questions about whether the money raised was less than he had said." [Source]
Just Donald being Donald.
*Pic from crooksandliars.com