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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower where he addressed issues about the money he pledged to donate to veterans groups following a skipped a debate in January before the Iowa caucuses on May 31, 2016 in New York City. Trump had previously said he had raised $6 million at the nationally broadcast fund-raiser he attended instead of the debate and that he would donate it all to veterans groups. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 31: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower where he addressed issues about the money he pledged to donate to veterans groups following a skipped a debate in January before the Iowa caucuses on May 31, 2016 in New York City. Trump had previously said he had raised $6 million at the nationally broadcast fund-raiser he attended instead of the debate and that he would donate it all to veterans groups. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump on Tuesday called an American journalist “a sleaze” during a combative press conference in which he defended his record on supporting veterans, saying he raised $5.6 million for charities on the campaign trail.

“You’re a sleaze,” said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, pointing to a journalist who he said was from news network ABC, “because you know the facts and you know the facts well.”

Trump called the political press “among the most dishonest people I have ever met,” and criticized media coverage of his presidential campaign in general and his appearance at a veterans biker rally on Sunday.

The New York real estate tycoon annihilated more than a dozen rivals in the race to sew up the Republican nomination for the White House and is trailing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by just a few percentage points in recent polls ahead of November’s general election.


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2 Comments
  • THE LAW

    The unscrupulous, uncouth, ill-tempered, and arrogance-drunk Trump!!
    Talks gibbersih and lacks the common decorum becoming of a leader..
    Fools make money too….. so being a billionaire has nothing to do with it!!

  • tony10

    He was right. Most journalists are sleazy. US journalists are worse. They always have agenda not really interested in the news.