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After Weeks Of Delay, Trump Unveils Veterans Group Donations

Republican presedential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with veterans during the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on  May 29, 2016. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presedential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with veterans during the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

At a Tuesday morning news conference, Donald Trump detailed how he distributed the donations he collected in January for veteran aid organizations. Trump spent almost 10 minutes reading organizations he donated to and how much they received, revealing a combined total of $5.6 million.

It remains to be seen how Trump’s likely general election opponent, Hillary Clinton, will use the delay in follow-through on the donations.

NPR’s Domenico Montanaro spoke with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the news conference – during which Trump called ABC reporter Tom Llamas a “sleaze” – and the controversy surrounding the donations.

“It seemed overly defensive, frankly,” Montanaro said of the news conference. “He was very upset with the press, called them dishonest and the like. I think it had more to do with the fact that what the press is looking at are a discrepancy in numbers.”

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