MELTDOWN: Trump Rages At “Sleazy” Press For Daring To Question Donations To Veterans Groups [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Donald Trump railed against the media on Tuesday morning as he released details of the money he’s raised and distributed to veterans organizations, even calling out one journalist as a “sleaze” during a combative news conference.

Trump has faced pressure to release information on where the money went after he claimed that he raised $6 million — including a personal donation of $1 million — from a fundraiser he held in January in lieu of attending a Fox News debate.

Speaking with veterans behind him at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said his campaign has sent off $5.6 million to veterans organizations, which he named one by one after tearing into the media for coverage over the disbursements.

But he spent most of the roughly 40-minute press conference — which was carried live by all the major cable news networks — blasting the media, which he said should be ashamed.

“Instead of being like, ‘Thank you very much, Mr. Trump,’ or ‘Trump did a good job,’ everyone said: ‘Who got it? Who got it? Who got it?’” Trump said. “And you make me look very bad. I have never received such bad publicity for doing a good job.”

More from Mediaite:

During Donald Trump‘s Tuesday press conference addressing the scrutiny of his claim to have raised $6 million for veterans groups, Trump suddenly went of on a tangent to call a reporter a “sleaze.”

“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’s a sleaze in my book,” Trump said.

“Why am I a sleaze?” ABC’s Tom Llamas could be heard asking. “You’re a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well,” Trump responded.


  • PickyPecker

    How very presidentialy-like. Mavericky and not at all PC (which is our biggest problem today in the USA). s

  • TK

    But will the press keep pressing him for answers? Ignore his bluster and get him to admit (which he will never do) the truth. Why do they always stop here?? Keep pressuring him!

    Treat it like is was a pvt email server…

    • AW

      Yes this! I’ll never understand why they don’t just keep pressing the issue? Why stop with the questioning? Do your jobs journalists!

    • Rod Steely

      Treat him like every lie he tells is as important to them as BENGHAZI!

      • Spudger

        BENGHAZI!…was just a red.. herring.

        • Clair

          Spendghazi!

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          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Hon, you seem to be collecting flags lately.

          • DonnaLee

            Someone needs to spray again! It must be the heat, they’re multiplying like mad!

        • IamM

          Flames… flames beside my face…

    • Gerry Fisher

      Have his claims been verified? When did payments occur?

      • ChrisMorley

        No. He claimed he raised $6M but he now tells us only distributed $5.6M.
        Where’s the other $0.4M Donald?

      • Cuberly

        Asked the same question. The answer is a bit of a testament to Trumpism.

        https://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/737751467415732224

        • JCF

          He really does have disproportionately short fingers!

    • Todd20036

      The commenters in WaPo at 95% against Drumpf. The remaining 5% either deflect, or try to drag in Clinton’s foundation, etc.

    • Gustav2

      If anyone else said this today it would be on an endless loop on cable. With Trump they just shrug their shoulders.

      • IamM

        Has anyone told the press that Donald is running for president now?

    • Todd20036

      I’ve lost a lot of respect for Rolling Fundies after they endorsed this shit who would cause additional wars and cut VA funding.

    • Guest

      Treat him like he’s on an “apology tour.”

    • Michael Rush

      How many years does it take for his ” people ”
      ( the BEST people )
      to look into things ?
      If he was president his fours year would be up .

    • teeveedub

      Thank you. If I had any faith in the news media, I’d have hope that this is the beginning of them actually holding him accountable on some of his bullshit, instead of treating him like like some pissed off pit viper that might strike at them if they get too close.

      • Brian Burleson

        They should have stood up and left the room. Stop covering his antics and see if he shows them some basic respect. They have the power to change this. I doubt that they will.

    • RaygunsGoZap

  • Megrim Twist

    More disgusting lie vomit from the King of Orange Lies.

    • PickyPecker

      ..

  • pj

    trump has been a liar and a con man for 30 years. hope people find out before november.

  • AtticusP

    And believe me: if ANYONE knows sleaze, it’s Donald J Trump.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Then he went on to shake his fist at reporters.

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7573/16299066362_87e6eab05b_b.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      Oh that was just mean. Good job!

    • Kelly Lape

      Absolutely priceless.

    • Bill

      He’d kill for hands that large.

    • Using a macro lens there, eh?

    • Jeffg166

      Is he shaking it or having a wank?

      • Well, considering that a man’s penis is, on average, the same length as his hand from base of thumb to tip of middle finger – it would explain why you had to ask.
        Something that short would never poke out the top!

  • Michael Smith

    How dare the media not accept everything I say without question!

  • oikos
  • PickyPecker
    • Joe in PA

      Look at the screen grab…it ha a similar photo of Hils. Funny.

  • TMA

    Yup, totally not a fascist.

  • Yet we’re all talking about him.

    • Acronym Jim

      Actually, we are all mocking him, but technically, you’re right.

  • Nic Peterson

    If Drumpf the candidate causes the fourth estate to locate and use it’s (metaphorical) nut sack then dark clouds do indeed have silver linings.

    • oikos

      All Eunuchs.

      • Nic Peterson

        Post lobotomy eunuchs if your tele is set to fux.

  • Robert C

    Gee, the media accusing Trump of using Veterans as a convenient political prop for using Veterans as a convenient political prop. Whoda thunk?

  • delk

    John Kerry gets swift boated and a draft dodger gets carried live by all the major cable news networks.

    • JW Swift

      …and he has no problem calling the OTHER candidates “liars” and “crooked” and other names whenever HE gets answers that aren’t acceptable to him over similar issues as this. No, that’s not a double-standard at all!

  • Todd20036

    I am SO looking forward to a Drumpf Clinton debate

    • PickyPecker

      I’ll believe he’ll particiapate when I see it.

      • Todd20036

        Well yeah there’s that. But skipping debates will only endear him to his base

        And that won’t be enough to win

  • Cuberly

    Reporters usually don’t like one of their own getting abused. At least the ones not persuing a career as a vanity-prone infotainment celebrity, (cough..Anderson Cooper..cough).

    If only this would be a trend, doing their fucking jobs.

  • Barry S G

    Compare this response to that of President Obama who has had to endure the slings and arrows of undeserved animus from that cottage industry that is the right wing hate machine.

    • Part of which was funded by Trump. Remember when is “researchers” had found “interesting” things in Hawaii about Obama? But somehow no follow up? Must not have been all that interesting.

    • Capritaur

      If the right wing hate machine is a cottage industry, then Microsoft is a start-up app developer, Coca-Cola a soda shop, and Monsanto a small farm in Idaho.

      • Barry S G

        I was trying not to give it any more importance that it deserves, actually I probably overstated the case. This is a mindset that should be ignored other than to realize its stupidity.

  • j.martindale

    VHAT? You challenge Der Fuehrer? Traitor!

  • JT

    “Heil, Drumpf” is all he wants to hear. Go fuck yourself, you ignorant prick.

  • HZ81

    Such a boor. Can’t believe we’ve got to suffer another 5 months of this.

  • kelven

    His very public meltdown is just beginning. This kind of tantrum is blood in the water to the press. Add to that Hillary’s people are carefully crafting lots of zingers to get under his skin once the nominations formal. Plus, all the big players, including the President, have not even officially joined the campaign. We have only seen a small taste of the sputtering and unhinged frothing at the mouth that is going to be his norm for the next several months.

    • David L. Caster

      I do hope you are right. I so dearly love the idea of seeing Trump pull down and drown the GOP in its own shit.

      • kelven

        I do too. You hear that humanity? We’re counting on you!

      • From your mouth to the FSM’s noodly appendages!

    • oikos

      I agree. Wait’ll Prez Obama starts hitting him while campaigning for Hillary. We ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to his tantrums.

      • kelven

        Yep, and he’ll do it with the class and style he has always displayed. The contrast will be painfully obvious to anyone but the most willfully ignorant.

      • Bob Conti

        • Todd20036

          Sigh. I remember when MJ was still black….

          • DennisH

            Me, too.

          • Todd20036

            He was adorable. He became addicted to surgeries. I don’t blame him for that, so much as his enablers who cared little for his mental health so long as the gravy train didn’t stop chugging along.

          • zhera

            Goddammit, look at that beautiful face! ♥

      • AtticusP

        If they keep hitting him on the size of his personal fortune, I think we’re going to see an explosion that will make the eruption of Vesuvius look like the burning embers of a miniature Hibachi.

        His self-worth is intricately interwoven with his net worth.

    • CB

      So, can we start calling him chum?

    • teeveedub

      I certainly hope the denouement that you described is in our future. But I’m not convinced yet. I need to see some actual investigative journalism instead of the fawning over every word that we’ve seen so far.

      • Chucktech

        Have a nice wait for your investigative journalism…

      • kelven

        I’m not so sure it will be so much investigative as it will be classic muckraking. Drumpf himself has set the table for this kind of a food fight. His tantrum today is really beginning to show where his buttons are, and the press loves to push the ones that get the most outrageous responses. His carnival barker grotesqueness has served him so far, but will almost certainly be his downfall when he can’t duck the uncomfortable questions anymore.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      SO. EXCITED.

  • David L. Caster

    I can hardly wait for the ABC news tonight. It’s about time the press went after the orange prick wth a fluffy combover.

    • Kevin Perez

      Hold not your breath.

      • David L. Caster

        We’ll see.

    • PickyPecker

      NPR is reporting on it on the 12:00 news update.

    • They should also be hounding him about not releasing his tax returns.

  • Kevin Perez

    America needs a steady (albeit tiny) hand at the helm. Rapey Donald is the one for us!!

  • Blake J Butler

    The epitome of being a dickhead. I can imagine what Hilary’s reaction is about hearing this……. Latest trump blunder.

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/cYVpEseXlkS1q/giphy.gif

  • Ernest Endevor

    He’s crazy. And not in the good way. See his story about 500,000 people being stopped from attending his DC rally. Crazy.

    • Butch

      Check out the link in Wonkette about his airline – one of the planes literally crashed and he screwed many, many people when he walked away from the business.

  • Butch

    Yes, because the press is obligated to treat the president with kid gloves; you want the office get used to it.
    But in today’s entry for the “pointless questions” sweepstakes, when is this kind of behavior going to start making an impression on the deluded folks who call themselves his followers?

    • David L. Caster

      Oh, they are impressed. They are eating this crap up and loving every bite.

      • Butch

        I know. “Telling it like it is” and on and on.

    • They let the Bush administration get away with this shit. Why wouldn’t they let Trump do it too?

  • JohnJay

    Should he become president, I look forward to his first few press conferences.

    • bkmn

      Is that where he opens a trap door in the floor of the White House Press Briefing Room and the entire press corps drowns?

      • Randolph Finder

        Yup. Remember the Briefing room was built over the indoor swimming pool!

      • Spudger

        Sharks with laser beams.

  • geoffalnutt

    Yup. As the pressure ramps up The Donald will become more and more unstable. He’ll finally explode in a burnt orange paroxysm of hair (so to speak)…and shrieking. (Not very different from now, I guess). I wonder if he’ll make it to the end. The pressure will only increase! Yay! TRUMPLESTILTSKIN!!

    • Sk3ptic

      Trumplethinskin, even.

    • “He’ll finally explode in a burnt orange paroxysm of hair…”

      “He’ll finally explode in a burnt orange paroxysm of a single, 42 foot-long, backcombed and mechanically tortured hair covered in gallons of AquaNet and bleached to the point of having no cortex left for the past 20 years…”

      There, fixed it for ya…

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’m disgusted with the “news” networks enabling this shit

    the man has nothing to say….ever.

    • Oh’behr

      I’d admire the news media which didn’t cover him and reported on all he hasn’t done yet.

  • Acronym Jim

    Can we send this guy to cover Trump’s next tantrum press conference?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBUhV4seFHA

    • That’s every RWNJ I’ve ever met. (Only not lip-syncing.)

    • That DILF gives me very impure thoughts.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Dig that tongue action.
        Yea, I’m up next….

      • Sk3ptic

        He gives me purely Dionysian thoughts.

    • William

      Scratch that itch!

    • Wouldn’t it be marvelous if someone took a child’s tantrum and overlaid the audio to any random Trump public appearance?

      Every time he opens his mouth, out spews a child’s whining and crying and moaning.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The New Furor seems irked……good.

    Poor Donald, however will he deal with these ‘sleazy’ people doing their fucking jobs!!! You made a claim Donald and all they and others want is proof of said claim, so why the bluster.

    Now, of course, we all know the answer, but it is becoming almost a guilty pleasure watching him become even more unhinged by the day. The sooner the Dems get their nominee, the sooner said nominee can go full throttle on the Drumpf.

    In the meantime, let’s remind ourselves that he’ll be tough on China, Putin, Mexico, etc., yet can’t handle a few questions from the press. What a #WhinyLittleBitch

    • Sam_Handwich

      he can’t face his own fucking bald spot, forget anything else

  • It’s a legitimate question and all he has to do is hand out copies of the documents showing how much money went where. Easy.

    Attacking the person daring to ask a question is what you do when you are lying. Note the Bush administration in 2002-2003 vilifying and threatening anyone who asked questions about the Iraq War plans and the WMDs.

  • oikos

    “And you make me look very bad. I have never received such bad publicity for doing a good job.”
    Suck it up Grandma, the scrutiny is going to increase.

    • David L. Caster

      Oh yes. Think magnifying glass, sunny day and a fire ant anthill.

    • ColdCountry

      Uh, no one else is making you look bad, Donald.

  • Jeffrey

    This can’t be our president. This cannot happen. Seriously, we have got to get it together.

  • LDinMN

    Donald Trump on POWs – ‘I like people who weren’t captured’

    I hope there are so many negative adds using this qoute. He has no problems throwing veterans and POWs under the bus when attacking people like John McCain. This comment should instantly disqualify Trump from being a candidate.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I keep hoping for a press with a collective spine. They all just sat there and allowed Trump to call their colleague a sleaze just for being a journalist.

  • bkmn

    The bully is having a Trumper Tantrum.

  • bryan

    Excuse me, but Trump loves the vets. He loves them so much he pretended to raise money for them.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • pj

      thats interesting

    • Sam_Handwich

      i just noticed how all the names have a similar rhythm

      • pj

        all women…all young…all white

        • bkmn

          all fictional

          • Todd20036

            All mentioned in his binders.

          • Talisman

            So that’s what Romney did with them after he lost….

        • Sam_Handwich

          yup, he has disastrous numbers with millennials and of course women

          • pj

            kinda sleazy huh

          • Acronym Jim

            They can’t be sleazy since they’re not “factual.”

          • pj

            and anyone who can see through his shit

          • GayOldLady

            And the twitter ploy demonstrates how “stupid” he thinks women are. He actually thinks if another woman says something supportive of Trump that will change his appeal to women? For a man who’s supposedly had so many women, he really knows nothing about us.

          • Gustav2

            That’s what works in the Teavangelical echo chamber with white men and how he got the nomination…so you are saying that “rah rah for our team” doesn’t outside of that group?

          • wmforr

            It is my impression that gay men understand women much better than straight men–as a general rule, mind you–because a large number of straight men have no interest in them other than…

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            The kids (and women) are alright.

        • wmforr

          …all hoping to be the next Mrs. Trump?

          • pj

            no….just don projecting that all young white hot women want to get in his pant….i mean support him.

        • All strippers…

          • pj

            or beauty contest ladies

          • We’re talking Trump… they’re strippers. =)~

          • McSwagg

            But … they’re all ‘working’ on their PhDs.

        • JCF

          All stock photo!

      • barracks9

        A quick search in Twitter reveals that their recent tweets are almost identical, right down the line. Now, what are the chances of that?!?

    • oikos

      Does Twitter have a policy on spam accounts like this?

    • ColdCountry

      Don’t all their sisters/mothers/cousins/roommates make $1000 a day on their computers?

      • oikos

        Only his cousin Mary.

    • William

      Ebola Johnson likes this!

    • Wow. The Trump campaign making extensive use of sockpuppets?! Color me surprised.

      Or not.

    • Rod Steely

      I looked at two of them and they are spam factories.

    • safari

      What do John Miller and John Barron have to say?

  • Steverino

    Veterans groups opposed to Trump should call him Agent Orange.

  • NancyP

    What’s wrong with asking where the money went? After all, there are quite a few options out there for veteran’s charities, some very good, some inefficient. And there are health care charities, charities that put up out-of-state families in the DC area while their family member is treated at Walter Reed, etc

    • it’s a legit question and a legit person would have already provided the information and put the story to rest.

    • bkmn

      If he gives it to the Wounded Warrior Project it would be to get a cut of it.

  • justme

    Next the media will want some form of honesty and integrity from the tRump..
    But all we will get is angry flatulence…

  • dcurlee

    How much you wanna bet those aren’t veterans behind him

    • justme

      Just more paid brownshirts to make it look good to his followers

    • Acronym Jim

      Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said he would turn down any donations because Trump is using those donations to politicize veterans.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Well, I’m sure he’ll do wonders for government transparency as President.

  • CB

    Ironically, ABC (and most networks) have done nothing but roll over for drumpf, allowing him not to answer questions and not be specific with his plans. Seems like biting the hand that feeds him. But talk about think skinned. After all, where were the donations months ago when he tried to get media attention for them? He got a pass on that, too. Disgusting.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Trump said “fuck load” on national TV. The gaffe train rolls on…

    • Trump’s supporters have a 6th grade reading level. In their world “fuck load” is considered witty repartee. At least they would if they knew what “repartee” meant.

      • 5moreminutes*imtired

        Its one of my favorite moments of schadenfreude. When the douchey guy at work accidentally lets one of their closed-door douche-isms fly at a wholly innapropriate moment. The panic on their face. Oh man, its delicious.

    • TampaDink

      Can you imagine what the reaction would have been if Obama said that?

  • So much more fun watching Trump when he’s not protected by his army of sycophants and yes men. Maybe once he fully understands the kind of scrutiny and criticism a president faces, maybe he’ll drop out of the race like Ross Perot did.

  • BearEyes

    if applying such minimal scrutiny over some donations is what it takes for tRump’s micro-metre thin skin to be bruised leading to an ego filled rant, then I would suggest the press scrutinise the hell out of everything tRump in a measured drip-drip-drip kind of way to make him really melt down.
    The Democrats will have plenty of fodder for HRC’s campaign ads.

    • oikos

      I believe the Drumpf ‘University’ docs are being released on Thursday by the Judge.

      • TampaDink

        That “Mexican” judge crawled across the border prior to being born in East Chicago, Indiana some 62 years ago. Deport him!

    • Jerry
  • Mark

    Picture this – how ’bout all that sleazy media tells him to fuck off?

  • Tom G

    You had me until the “I’m not looking for credit!”

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Hey Donnie,

    Don’t be mad at the media bro.

    Some people are saying….
    Something’s fishy….
    I would never say it, but….
    I never said that….
    People are asking….

    Pokea-cheeto….

  • So he named the Veterans organizations – should be easy enough for them to verify unless they’re not legit groups or he made made the donations anonymously.

    • McSwagg

      The veterans groups should wait until the checks clear before they confirm anything.

  • Blake Mason

    Hillary will wipe the floor with him in the debates.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “Instead of being like, ‘Thank you very much, Mr. Trump,’ or ‘Trump did a good job,’ everyone said: ‘Who got it? Who got it? Who got it?’” Trump said.

    Huh, it’s almost like it’s their job to ask people questions. Though lately most of them have been too busy sucking trumps limp noodle to do any real journalism.

    • Todd20036

      You’re paying for my therapy for that image.
      Just thought you should know.

  • William

    Call me when Trump jumps out the penthouse window.

  • DesertSun59

    Note how there won’t be a single second of reduction of air time of Donald Trump, even if he directed his ire to specific journalists.

    There is literally NOTHING that will sink this man. Nothing.

    At this stage of the game I don’t believe Hillary can beat him. Literally NOTHING stops him. Not lies. Not exaggerations. Not his slut of a wife. Not his boys who will soon need ankle bracelets. Nothing.

    All of you Hill supporters out there, tell us how she can stop him.

    • Ross

      You asked.

      I reply:

    • Ross

      OK.

      You asked.

      I reply:

    • How can Clinton stop Trump? By continuing to do what she’s been doing during the primaries: By getting more votes than her opponent.

      How can YOU help stop Trump? By voting Democratic, this year and again in the mid-terms.

  • Gigi

    How dare they ask him questions!

    • William

  • Ross

    “The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said his campaign has sent off $5.6 million to veterans organizations, which he named one by one.”

    OK.

    Four questions?

    1) Do the named organizations exist?
    2) If so, have the organizations confirmed such donations?
    3) If so, when did they get the money? Yesterday?
    4) Did Trump produce his canceled $1M check?

    • Acronym Jim

      5) Did any of them refuse said donations?

    • McSwagg

      7) Did the checks clear the bank?

      • Ross

        Ah! The best yet!

  • WIGuy

    He is a nutter

  • AtticusP

    Money can’t buy…

    • Paulino

      Sadly, “elections” is missing from that list.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      But road kill for a hair piece is always free!

  • oikos
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I completely agree with McConnell. Trump will not change the party at all.
      Most of them can’t spell those very words correctly that define them perfectly. That won’t change in his candidacy.

  • billbear1961

    From electoral-vote.com:

    “With Sanders Out [when that happens], Clinton’s Numbers Will Rise”

    At the moment, most national opinion polls have Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by a point or two. We have cautioned, many times, against putting any stock in these numbers. It’s very early, first of all—there are still too many “known unknowns,” to borrow a phrase from Donald Rumsfeld. Beyond that, the presidency is decided by the Electoral College, not a national preference poll. And finally, one candidate is still fighting for her party’s nomination, while the other is not, which means that comparing Clinton and Trump is comparing apples to (very orange) oranges.

    On the latter point, NBC’s statisticians have crunched the numbers and tried to project exactly how much Bernie Sanders is cutting into Hillary Clinton’s numbers. Their best guess, which seems reasonable, is that Clinton would be +5% in a Sanders-less race. Keeping in mind that the largest popular vote margin in American history was 26% (Warren Harding in 1920), and that every election since Reagan’s landslide in 1984 has been settled by less than 10% of the vote, that number is enormous. Our advice remains that you should ignore those national preference polls, but if you do not, then make a mental correction so as to make them more realistic.

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Pres/Maps/May30.html#item-6

    • PickyPecker
    • David Milley

      I expect this is true, although I hope the margin becomes greater as the months go by and the contrast between the Democratic and GOP candidates becomes more evident (how can it not be by now?) to all those voters in the middle. I want the Democrats to control the Senate, and I’d like to dare hope for control of the House, too..

      Most Sanders supporters will support Hillary once the nomination is clinched — many of us will support her enthusiastically. Despite all the discouraging, over-the-top rhetoric and finger-pointing from partisans on both sides of the democratic camp in recent weeks, the fact is, we’ve been lucky to have two highly capable progressive candidates, who differ in approach and on specific issues, but who clearly have the complementary core values.

      To my mind, Bernie Sanders’ campaign has primarily been about ensuring the most progressive Democratic party possible, at whatever winds up being that level. I still think Bernie winning the presidency would be a very good thing for progressive ideals, but the solid leftward shift already evident in the Democratic party will help Hillary implement her own goals if she wins — also good for progressives.

      However it turns out, though, I’ll be glad for the end of this primary season.

      • billbear1961

        The more I see of Bernie’s personality, David, the more I thank the gods for Elizabeth Warren, with whom you get all the plus side of Bernie with NONE of the weird negatives.

        • David Milley

          (chuckle) Well, I guess I’ve got a few weird negatives of my own — Bernie and Hillary both seem well within tolerances to me. I’m just an old hippie at heart. Hey, I voted for Jackson (Jesse, not Andrew). And Elizabeth Warren would improve _any_ ticket.

          Marginally related to topic: the next generation of Democrats coming along: Booker, Gillebrand, Newsom, both Castros, Duckworth … and if anyone can get him back into politics, Nutter — much reason to have hope for our country in future elections as well.

          • billbear1961

            “Hey, I voted for Jackson (Jesse, not Andrew).”

            😀

            You’re one of the gentlest, most civilized and gracious posters on this site–that I’ve ever met anywhere online.

          • David Milley

            Awww, thanks! But it’s grace hard-won in battle. My anger terrifies and alienates people, so I try to employ it sparingly. I get the best results when I remember to be kind. I expend a fair amount of effort biting my tongue, and biding my time.

  • penpal

    Thin skinned baby.

  • Christopher Street

    Hello pot, meet kettle.

  • The elephant in the room, which most of the media and nearly all of the Republicans simply refuse to see, is that Donald Trump is profoundly mentally ill and on the verge of a complete breakdown.

    Between the malignant narcissism, the compulsive lying, the spittle-flecked tirades against anybody who criticizes or questions him, the inability to control himself or moderate his behavior in any significant way, the childish tantrums and the outright megalomania — it needs to be said: This man is manifestly unfit for elected office.

    • Paulino

      You’re absolutely right. And his supporters couldn’t care less.

      • There’s an old Irish curse:

        May those who love us love us.
        And those that don’t love us,
        May God turn their hearts.
        And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
        May he turn their ankles,
        So we’ll know them by their limping.

        And may we know the horrible excuses for human beings by the fact they support the racist, sexist, xenophobic, ignorant, thin-skinned, tantrum-throwing baby-handed mango man.

        • Acronym Jim

          Remind me to NEVER piss you off.

  • billbear1961

    “Clinton Leading Trump among Middle-Income Rust-Belt Voters”

    The heart of Donald Trump’s Electoral College strategy is to win blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt, especially Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan. A new Purple Strategies poll shows that this may be easier said than done. Among voters with family incomes of $30,000 to $75,000 in these states, Hillary Clinton is leading 46% to 39%. If Trump can’t win over these voters by large margins, he is unlike to win any of these states or break through the “blue wall” of 242 electoral votes that the Democrats have won in 18 states + D.C. in the past six presidential elections.

    The poll illustrates how racial dynamics are playing out in the Rust Belt. Among white voters, Trump beats Clinton 44% to 40%, but among blacks he loses badly. None of the voters are especially happy with the choice of Trump vs. Clinton, though. When asked to describe how they feel about the election in one word, the winning word was “afraid” with “disillusioned” second and “pessimistic” third.

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Pres/Maps/May28.html#item-2

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Well, if he can’t get the rust belt part of PA, he sure as hell can’t carry the state. Philly and its environs would sooner drown in the Schuylkill than vote for that man.

    • Anecdotal: My mom, who is in her 70s, lives in western PA. She’s in exactly that demographic.

      She’s been voting GOP since Reagan. This year, she says she absolutely will not and that she’ll be voting Democratic in the general. Earlier in the primaries she said she preferred Clinton over Sanders, but would’ve gone for either of them.

  • Michael Rush

    He actually got flustered and walked off on this one.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Good god, if that is his response to an only slightly inquisitive American reporter, imagine Putin. Or Xi Jinping. Or Jong-un. Or anyone from the EU who dares to press him (“We saved/bombed your ass!”), to say nothing of leaders who are just worthless in his mind, like Our Dear Justin.

      • David Milley

        Oh, I’ve been imagining it, with some horror.

    • I’m imagining the Clinton campaign hiring a couple of really good psychologists and PsyOps specialists and tasking them with one thing: How to make Donald Trump have a complete raving “call the guys in the white coats” breakdown on live TV.

      Seriously, it shouldn’t be difficult.

      • David Milley

        I’d donate to that cause …

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Yes, imagine this man dealing with the press. Or any dignitaries. Or Congress. Or anyone who ever, ever challenged his bullshit. Now, imagine him with nuclear codes.

    • I can’t. It’s too horrible to contemplate. Trump makes Kim Jong Un look dignified and measured.

      • Tor

        Kim has a better haircut, too.

      • RainbowPhoenix

        That’s probably why Kim Jong wants Trump to be president.

  • Cuberly
  • MSW

    How presidential

  • billbear1961

    “Soon It Will Suck to Be Donald Trump” [like it doesn’t already]

    That’s the provocative headline from a New York magazine story by Ed Kilgore. The central point of the piece is that the rules and dynamics of the primary season are almost completely different from those of the general election, and that many of those differences will hurt Trump a lot. More specifically:

    He isn’t going to catch anyone by surprise any more

    He’s going to be under a lot of pressure from down-ballot politicians

    He’s not going to be able to dominate coverage against one opponent the way he did against 16

    He’s not going to be facing an opponent who is unknown or only has the support of one political faction

    He will no longer be speaking primarily to an audience that embraces his xenophobia and bigotry

    Republicans were constrained in their attacks because they wanted Trump’s supporters; Clinton has no such constraint

    Kilgore concludes by suggesting that the tide could turn against the Donald very hard and very fast. If so, it could be 1964 all over again.

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Pres/Maps/May23.html

  • JustSayin’

    Provide the name and dates as well as the 990’s for each organization. He has already tried to publicly defraud the public with a fake veterans group so he needs to provide rock solid proof this time!

  • SFBruce

    “I don’t want the credit for this.”

    This is the biggest political lie ever told in the history of political lies. The only reason the fundraising event was held was because Trump was afraid to face Megyn Kelly in a debate. His single purpose was to take attention away from the debate, stick it to Kelly and bring attention to himself. Now that the media want to know why there have been so many conflicting reports about how much was actually raised, and who actually received these funds, he whines like a spoiled child.

  • billbear1961

    From “Libertarian Party Could Hurt Trump”:

    A Fox News poll taken last week puts the LP candidates at 10%, nearly all of which comes out of Trump’s hide. If they actually get 10% of the vote on Election Day, it is virtually inconceivable that Trump could win. The good news for Trump is that third parties always poll better than they actually do on Election Day, and the further out the poll is taken, the better (and less realistic) the result is. Nevertheless, the unique combination of a Republican candidate who is anathema to a sizable chunk of the GOP electorate and an alternative consisting of two mainstream conservative former Republican governors could make a difference. Even if Johnson/Weld got 5% of the actual vote, Trump would be devastated.

    No doubt brains are working overtime at Clinton HQ about how to take advantage of this opportunity. All it takes is one deep-pocketed Democratic donor to set up a super PAC and start running ads like this:

    Joe: I’m a life-long Republican and I think Trump is a con man but I could never vote for Clinton.

    Tom: Yeah, me too. Ever hear of Gary Johnson?

    Joe: No.

    Tom: He used to be governor of New Mexico, a real solid conservative Republican. He’s running as a Libertarian.

    Joe: Tell me more!

    Tom: His running mate was twice elected governor, too, and is also pretty conservative.

    Joe: Are they actually on the ballot or do I have to write them in?

    Tom: They are on the ballot in every state.

    Joe: You solved my problem. Thank you so much!

    The super PAC could be named “Republicans for Johnson” or something like that. It might actually work and there is little Trump could do to stop it if Clinton can find funding. If the LP can get even 5% of the vote in the swing states, Trump has a real problem.

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Pres/Maps/May25.html#item-3

    I think we can look forward to MANY meltdowns from the Drumpfenführer in the coming months.

    Keep the pressure ON the scumbag!

    Keep at him and at him and at him–don’t give the fuck a second to think!

    (I’ve wondered–like many others, no doubt–if our forces may be waiting for the vile shit to secure the GOP nomination in Cleveland before coming down on the fascist like a ton of bricks, daily.)

    • Gustav2

      Republicans will fund it so they can say there was a spoiler and it is not the Party’s fault.

      • I’ll take it.

        • billbear1961

          I second the motion.

  • Lane

    “Oh my god! He knows my name! He knows my name!”

  • TampaDink

    He’s become very presidential.
    Much like the head of N. Korea.

  • bambinoitaliano

    What the hell did his parents do that causes such an emotionally stunted man that he is today? Did the nurse maid removed his pacifier way too soon?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      No, instead it seems she left his butt plug in for too long.

  • KT

    This buffoon does realize that every single thing he has ever done in his life is now up for scrutiny right?

    Considering how much time and energy he gave to floating theories that Obama was not born in Hawaii, I consider this just desserts.

    Also, maybe this will help break the spell Trump currently has over the media where they refrain from taking him to task over his many, many lies. The press is as thin skinned as he is.

    • MickinDetroit

      and how long have we been hearing that some statement or act from his past or will doom his run for the nomination?

    • Ross

      The press will soon realize the benefit of going after Trump…

      …because the reaction from Trump is news.

      I predict we will soon see a huge spike in reporters going after Donald, like a swarm of people poking sticks at a rabid dog.

      And, I admit, I am not entirely displeased at this prospect.

      • billbear1961

        I look forward to it–I shall RELISH it.

        “Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.”

        But wait till he’s safely the official GOP nominee.

        Then . . . bring . . . him . . . DOWN!!

  • MickinDetroit

    There he is ladies and gents… the next President of the United States. Thanks Bernie.

  • Blake Mason

    Not exactly unhinged, but it’s coming.

    • lymis

      The veterans groups won’t be quiet about it if it turns out that no actual veterans group got a dime. And then Trump will start insulting them for not being sufficiently grateful.

  • SilasMarner

    And all the while demeaning the press, there he stands holding a press conference. Would this qualify as a dichotomy?

    • It qualifies as cognitive dissonance, that’s for sure.

      • SilasMarner

        Oooo, BeccaM, you smooth talker you. I don’t know what you just said but you just might turn an old fags head. 🙂 LOL

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    How sleazy of the media to attempt to research and verify the facts instead of just taking his ever-changing words at face value.

  • JustSayin’

    This is special. The only guy i can find a clip of is the tea bagger douch from NH to trumps left, viewers right. His name is Baldasero who does not work, or admit to working, for any legitmate veterans charity.

    The only charity listed in the linked politco story is the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation that basically spends money on fundraising efforts and lobbying in support of things like banning muslims and the do not provide a 990 on their site.

    They do however show a Best of America award from a groupncalled the Independent Charities of America, which in its websites claims to be a Guidestar Exchange Partner but Guidestar says otherwise. ICA amounts to a collection of fake charities who pay ICA for donors names, credit card processing and lobbying.

    Yeah more douchbaggery hidden by convoluted laws made worse by the Citizens United ruling.

  • Exatron

    To be fair, Trump is intimately familiar with sleaze, what with running a casino in Atlantic City.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      And being considered too sleazy to run one in Vegas.

  • Ninja0980

    Is the press going to go after him as hard as they are Clinton?
    We all know the answer to that one don’t we?

  • SoCalGal20

    Somebody should have asked him about his taxes too. (Unless they did – I haven’t been able to watch the press conference since I’m at work).

    • billbear1961

      AND his upcoming trial for FRAUD.

      He really LIKES the “Mexican” judge.

      • In a way, I’m enjoying Trump’s near-daily racist tantrums. So much campaign ad fodder, and a constant reminder to everyone who isn’t white and/or who isn’t a racist just exactly how virulent a racist Trump really is.

        • billbear1961

          Imagine THAT in the Oval Office!

          He would DISGRACE the office and the country–he’d tear the country apart–the divisiveness would be INCREDIBLE!

          One of his fans popped up here a few days ago and said: “He’ll stop the hemorrhaging of jobs.”

          HOW will he get HIS party to clamp down on trade?

          Furthermore, he plans to return the country to the days of W.’s WILD deregulation, which will mean, sooner rather than later, ANOTHER financial meltdown and GREAT recession, less than a decade after the recent ones. THAT will “bring jobs back to these shores”??

          Coming so soon after the LAST Republican-caused DEBACLE, we’d be lucky to avoid complete financial and economic COLLAPSE.

          Those who support this RAVING con artist are DELUSIONAL.

          • wmforr

            But he made out like a bandit during the last financial crises. Now he’ll be able to create one whenever he wants.

          • billbear1961

            Only if the country is suicidal.

            Sadly, it MAY be.

      • TampaDink

        That Mexican judge was born in East Chicago, Indiana about 62 years ago……not that Drumpf would bother to consider that.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    The new “lamestream media” dogwhistle, folks.

  • billbear1961
    • TampaDink

      That photo makes Hillary’s hand look yoooge.
      They’ll also look exceptionally large when/if she shakes Little Donny’s hand at a debate.

  • billbear1961

    Where’s Bill Kristol and his independent conservative who will run for POTUS?

    • Stripping naked on a Florida stage at the back of a clam bar.

      • RainbowPhoenix

        Thank you. I had just managed to purge that mental image.

  • wmforr

    Here we have a preview of President Rump’s delicate diplomatic negotiations with other world leaders.

    • Gianni

      Excellent point! I can just see President Trump being as diplomatic as possible meeting with some world leaders (after he’s been coached for hours) and one of them throws some shade at him and keeps it up until he explodes. World headlines! I’m laughing already! 😀

  • Considering that the media is responsible for the creation of this heinous monstrosity, and that they have done absolutely nothing to correct that egregious error….

    Yeah, y’all are a bunch of sleaze-bags! But we knew that already.

  • Thorn Spike

    All circus, no bread.

  • Michael

    If the fascist Trump were President, he’d muzzle the free press. He becomes enraged every time they do their job. Just like a communist dictator would.

    • Gianni

      He’s too stupid to realize that the more shit he throws at the press, the more flak he gets in print and in the broadcast media and internet. He likes being in the news but only on his terms. Not the way it works, dummy.

  • Friday

    Disturbingly I heard a new voice of some higher-up from NPR this morning, seeming to be covering like Hell for the guy and how this whole thing unfolded. I’ve long known there were all these Bush and other con employees stuck in there, but ….it’s getting pretty bad *press*-wise, though if public radio’s starting to sound like Pravda at worst , or afraid to make waves at best.

  • Cuberly
    • TampaDink

      She also needs to remind people what he has said & done in the last 30+ years of threatening to run for president…..by showing unedited clips. Let him hang from the noose of his own words.

      • Cuberly

        They do have quite a few of those type of ads running. Keep em going though.

        • TampaDink

          Yes….by all means, at any cost, those type of ads must saturate the airwaves.

      • Gianni

        Just wait. Once she has the nomination sewn up, the attack ads will start really rolling out. Of course, Trump’s campaign will do the same. Should really be entertaining.

        • TampaDink

          I’m sure that it will be quite entertaining but I am hoping that the post convention scrutiny will cause an epic trumper tantrum, inspiring him to take his toys & go home, leaving the gop nomination to his v.p. pick.

          • Gianni

            I’m with you on that. If his behavior so far is any indication, it is obvious he can’t control himself or his mouth. I’m pretty sure he will start lashing out like a wild animal. The low behavior, vile personal remarks, and personally insulting name calling will definitely continue. He is so thin-skinned and he can’t stand anyone questioning anything he says. When the press starts really digging into the dirt of Trump’s life, look out. He constantly whines about how unfair everyone is toward him and how unkindly the treat him. He’s a man who acts like a churlish 6th grader repeatedly throwing hissy fits like a hurt little girl. I’m just waiting for the show to begin. 🙂

          • TampaDink

            He is everything that a social outcast 12 yr. old spoiled girl could ever aspire to be.

  • olandp

    This is the fault of the press. If they are so sleazy, why does the Donald keep inviting them to his press conferences, and why do they go? If the press started to ignore him he would go away.

    • TampaDink

      At the very least, they should stop taking his calls for “live interviews”/free advertising.

  • Ross

    As I suspected, and mentioned below:

    “The Associated Press reported that about half of the 41 organizations to which Trump’s campaign donated received checks in the past week, typically dated May 24, the day the Post’s story was published.”

    This is from the same story Cuberly linked to, below.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/clinton-took-reporter-shame-trump-delivering-funds-veterans?utm_content=buffer4e353&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Also, this bit of deliciousness:

    “Among the checks sent out on May 24 was $1 million from Trump himself, sent to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, a group that provides scholarships to the children of Marines and federal agents killed in the line of duty. Trump’s campaign had previously told the newspaper that Trump’s promised $1 million donation had already been distributed.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trum-money-fundraising-vets

  • sword

    The charities named can only account for $3 million and one of the payments was a million dollar check from Trump sent to them only last week…as the media were demanding to know how much was donated for the Elect Trump via Vets campaign.

  • Gianni

    He’s whining again. Poor Donald, he is so mistreated. He gets very angry when he is questioned about statements he makes and insists that no hard copy proof is needed. Trust him, just trust what he says. His word is all we need. As Killer used to say, “Truss me! Truss me, Geraldine!” I love how he continues to make enemies of the press. That should serve him well if he’s elected. They’ll pick him apart and fact-check every freaking word he utters. He’ll spend more time railing at the press and the media than doing anything resembling official duties.

  • bob

    Some may not care for Hillary , but she’s WAY better in all aspects than trump ! Please get the dates of those checks and use them in an ad ! If he wasn’t pressured , no vet group would have seen a penny .

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    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Just like Drumpf, Cheryl and her room mate Mary are donating all proceeds from their little internet venture to surely bona-fide veterans’ organizations. And just like Drumpf, full documentation will be made available upon request.

  • David Milley

    Even Google News can’t keep up — who’s the rampaging gorilla?

  • JCF

    “Instead of being like, ‘Thank you very much, Mr. Trump,’ or ‘Trump did a good job,’”

    Sung to him by little children giving him flowers, no doubt: he really does want to turn us into North Korea (like his fan, Kim Jung Eun).

    I think the thing that pissed me off the most about this presser, is that Drumpf said “I wanted to donate the money anonymously”. Exsqueeze me??? Anonymous donors don’t hold mass-attendance/mass-media events (ala Iowa in January, while the rest of the GOP candidates were debating) declaring “I’m donating $6 million dollars to veterans!”

  • PhilBob13

    Whiny, infantile little POS. I hope this country can show that it’s not completely crazy and we can make the Nixon landslide look like a close race (Trump in the McCarthy slot, of course).

  • chris

    First Amendment at risk! Criticism not allowed!

  • truthy

    So sad for our country. Not a single adult in that room had the guts to call his behavior childish and rude to his face.

  • JHunter