THE REAL DEAL ABOUT THE DONALD'S PRESS CONFERENCE
Trump’s veterans controversy goes from bad to worse
By Steve Benen
The Maddow Blog
NOTE: It's hard to figure out if Donald Trump does this shit purposely or if he just can't act any other way. No question that the Washington Post's article a couple of weeks ago that started all the Veterans controversy was legitimate. Trump had been touting his raising of $6 million for veterans as a result of his much publicized fundraiser that he held in lieu of participating in a Fox News debate all across the country and the Post was asking where it was and who it was given to. Not exactly questioning his pro-waterboarding stance or how he was going to deport 11 million aliens as President.
His performance at the heavily attended press conference at NYC's Trump Towers was quite un-presidential both in terms of style and substance. After all, calling an ABC reporter "sleazy" or insulting the Mexican American judge who's hearing the Trump University fraud lawsuit is not exactly in the best of taste or make for the best of strategy. On the other hand, rest assured that he will be wildly cheered by his supporters since he "took on" the liberal press and, in his and their view, shamed all those nay saying media types in New York and Washington.
But I'm betting that he isn't going to be able to get away with this bullying and bullshitting when he and Hillary go at it mano a mano.