Trump’s checks to veterans groups were written same day media pressed him on donations
Donald Trump was caught in a lie. This time, he lies that the money had already gone out. But it hadn’t. And it likely wouldn’t have, had the media not pressed him on it. That makes the media, in his words, “bad people.”
In a new report from the Associated Press, it’s abundantly clear that the only reason Donald Trump forked over all the money he reportedly raised for veterans groups is because the media pressed him on it.
“Most of the money went out quite a while ago,” Trump said in a whiny news conference on Tuesday. “Some of it went out more recently. But all of this has gone out.”
But according to the AP, half of the organizations that Trump promised donations in January said they didn’t receive checks until last week, just as the unallocated money was beginning to receive greater media scrutiny.
In fact, some of the checks sent to veterans groups were dated May 24, the exact day Trump was urged by The Washington Post to disclose which groups received the millions he raised months ago during his publicity stunt in Iowa.
Of the checks written on the day of Trump’s interview with The Post was a $1 million check written by Trump himself – an amount his campaign had falsely said was already donated by Trump.