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Trump to Hold News Conference on Veterans’ Issues

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 08.56.00MAGGIE HABERMAN

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

Good Tuesday morning.

Donald J. Trump will hold a news conference at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, where he is expected to talk about the money he pledged to donate to veterans’ groups after he skipped a debate in January before the Iowa caucuses.

Last week, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Trump said he had donated $1 million of the $6 million he helped raise at the nationally broadcast fund-raiser he attended instead of the debate. However, he did not make the donation until a few days ago, when he was under intense scrutiny by the news media.

Mr. Trump may also use the news conference to discuss his continuing criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Obama administration has been condemned for long waits at hospitals run by the department, and the Veterans Affairs secretary,Robert A. McDonald, was roundly criticized last week for comparing the long lines veterans face to get medical attention to the wait times for Disneyland rides.

Democrats do not plan to let Mr. Trump command the sole stage on Tuesday: They will hold a news conference featuring veterans outside Trump Tower just beforenoon.

Mr. Trump used his favorite medium, Twitter, to post some thoughts on Memorial Day. His tweets ranged from touching on patriotism to denouncing the federal judge overseeing a case involving Trump University.Over the weekend, he also posted about the Republican Party, and he criticized a potential independent run by an unknown candidate. Despite being the party’s standard-bearer, he referred to Republicans as “they” instead of “us,” a reminder that, while he is using the party’s label, he is unlikely to own it.

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