“I think Donald Trump is a phenomenon”.
But the list of charities was at least partially overshadowed by his extensive airing of personal grievances, during which he called one reporter “a sleaze” and labeled a prominent conservative pundit “a loser”.
“What Trump doesn’t understand is that he can not buy votes of veterans”, former Marine Alexander McCoy said at the event. Speaking from Trump Tower, he said the “unbelievably dishonest” press is publishing stories that are “probably libelous” and “make me look very bad”. There, chat groups such as “Donald Trump Super Fans Club” and “God Emperor Trump” have popped up in recent months.
Reporters have been persistently asking whether Trump in fact raised all the money he said he had in January and why it took so long to hand donations over to veterans groups. There was also no evidence – until only a week ago – that Trump had given the $1 million he had promised to veterans groups.
Some of the donations arrived in February or March, some as recently as last week. Donald Trump has no intention of giving anything back Republicans.
He also pledged to kick in $1 million of his own money to the cause. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us”, Trump said.
After a campaign staffer invited them to stand behind Trump’s podium, the candidate took note.
Three veterans groups earlier Tuesday confirmed donations from the Trump Foundation. [Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images]Jay Nordlinger, the author of the National Review piece, noted that when he tweeted about it, he got a response from a Trump supporter that read, “Just keep drinking wine and eating brie in your New York penthouse”. He managed 61 per cent of Florida’s white vote – better than his 59 per cent nationally – but he needed to get closer to 63 per cent to win the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes.
CNN interviewed more than a dozen veteran Republican campaign strategists, pollsters and past and current officeholders about what Trump needs to do to win.
As the idea of what Democratic media strategist Brad Bannon called a “complete circus”, of a novel inter-party debate, gathered steam, Trump did walk back. McCain was a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War and was held for more than five years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down.
The Real Clear Politics average of national polls shows Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton running neck-and-neck in the presidential race.
Many Chinese may also be relieved that Trump is focused so relentlessly on China’s role in the US economy, rather on the country’s authoritarian political system, human rights record or policies toward Tibet and the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
That’s good news for Clinton: Obama’s approval rating is at 53% in the latest Gallup poll.
“These are checks that have been delivered, that have been cashed, that are now being used to help the vets”, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said in the lobby of his Fifth Avenue skyscraper.
He said a leader of that effort, Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard magazine, “looks like such a fool”.
“If Donald Trump can hold the South, and I think he can, and all of a sudden become the spokesman for the disenfranchised working men and working women in the industrialized Midwest, suddenly he can be competitive in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania”, Gilmore said. “I’m not going to change”.