While publicly bragging about raising money for vets says, ‘I’m not looking for credit’
He must have said it five or six times, in a contentious press conference where he spent most of his time blasting the press.
He accused reporters of “dishonest reporting,” printing things he said in jest as serious statements, failing to cover the size of his crowds, and devoting occasionally unfavorable scrutiny toward his charitable endeavors.
“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 said, pointing to a reporter. “He’s a sleaze in my book. You’re a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well.”
Later, as the conference was wrapping up, David Martosko asked if press briefings were going to be this contentious if Trump became president.
“Yeah, it is gonna be like this, David,” Trump said. If reporters continued to print “probably libelous stories,” he said, “I’m gonna continue to attack the press. Look, I find the press to be extremely dishonest. I find the political press to be unbelievably dishonest.”