Trump dealing with his critics the media

Almost an hour long but very entertaining as well as enlightening. Also reported here: Trump taunts media to its face. This may have been the most dramatic moment as the largest part of the press conference was devoted to replying to the media about whether or not he had raised money for veterans.

He called out Tom Llamas, a journalist with ABC News.

“I could have asked all these groups to come here and 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,” Trump said, pointing to Llamas. “He’s a sleaze in my book. You’re a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well.”

To establish the facts, he therefore read out the individual cheques that had been distributed to Veterans Organisations which totalled so far $5.6 million. A reminder of just how much the media can be trusted to report those facts. He also seemed to have recognised that he will not win California in an election:

In his opening remarks, he wished LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers good luck in the NBA finals.

He is thus still hoping to win Ohio who are playing Oakland.

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