PolitiFact: Trump gets ‘Pants on Fire’ on veteran fundraiser comment

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail in California, a day after a combative news conference in New York over money he raised for veterans earlier this year.  On Tuesday Trump identified more than three dozen veterans groups that received donations made on behalf of his foundation.

Donald Trump continued to rail against the media…hours after identifying veterans groups that received donations made on behalf of his foundation.

“I raised 5.6 million dollars for the vets, and instead of being thankful, or at least being treated nicely by the press, I get bad publicity,” Trump said in an interview with FOX News.

In the Tuesday press conference, Trump told reporters he didn’t want any credit for his efforts.

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

Our team of independent researchers at PolitiFact give Trump’s statement a PANTS ON FIRE rating on the Truth-o-Meter.  PolitiFact called the claim ‘ridiculous’ and says Trump was never quiet about his intentions.

Trump went on national television to announce he was backing out of a debate in Iowa to hold a fundraiser for veterans instead.

He also posted about it on social media, and could be seen presenting over-sized checks to veterans groups earlier this year.

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