Donald Trump Details $5.6M in Charitable Contributions to Veterans' Groups

Donald Trump held a news conference today at Trump Tower.

“I raised close to $6 million. It will probably be over that amount when it's all said and done, but as of this moment, it’s $5.6 million,” Trump asserted today at a news conference at Trump Tower in New York.

Trump said the money has been distributed, blaming the delay on the need to vet the groups.

“I had teams of people reviewing statistics, reviewing numbers and also talking to people in the military to find out whether or not the group was deserving of the money,” the presumptive Republican nominee told reporters.

He continued, “I wanted to keep it private because I don’t think it’s anybody’s business if I want to send money to the vets.”

Trump said that while he wasn’t “too involved” in picking the organizations, he gave the money to Marine Corps–Law Enforcement because they are “fabulous people.”

Trump today criticized the media for being “dishonest” and “unfair,” saying he has never received such “bad publicity” for doing a “good job.”

“I don’t want the credit for it, but I shouldn’t be lambasted,” he insisted.

In New York, veterans organized by an outside Democratic group protested outside Trump Tower during the real estate mogul’s news conference.