On May 31, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan to set the record straight about his fundraising efforts for veterans.
“The press should be ashamed of themselves ... on behalf of the veterans, the press should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.
Several weeks ago, a number of outlets reported that Donald Trump’s veterans fundraiser, which was held in lieu of his attendance at a Republican debate on Jan. 28, did not raise as much as his campaign promised: $6 million.
Further, three veterans groups confirmed donations from the Trump Foundation: The Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Boston Wounded Vets Run, and The Racing For Heroes Foundation.
Throughout the presser, Trump railed against the media, adding that reporters are "the most dishonest people I've ever met.”
Trump, despite the fundraising miscalculations, is the only candidate still in the running to personally donate money to veterans charities while campaigning. On the other hand, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have offered up plans to address veterans issues through implementation of new policies.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, and Defense Department civilian Scott A. Wirtz were killed, a Pentagon news release says.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.