Donald Trump holds a news conference today to address questions over millions of dollars his foundation raised for veterans. The development comes a week ahead of California’s critical primary, where polls show a tightening race between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump is expected to set the record straight today about his fundraising efforts on behalf of veterans:
“We just raised almost $6 million for the vets because I didn’t do a television show.”
The presumptive GOP nominee has come under scrutiny, from the media and some veterans groups, for failing for disclose where the money went.
He brushed the issue aside while courting vets at an annual motorcycle event in Washington DC Sunday, while tearing into his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton:
“She thinks the VA is doing good. If she thinks they’re doing a good job than I’ve been wasting a lot of time because I know the vets, and they are miserable with what’s happening.”
Clinton remains locked in a tight battle in California with rival Bernie Sanders.
The Vermont Senator attended Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals last night.
Like the Warriors, who fought back from the brink of elimination, he’s hoping for a great comeback in the Golden State.
“They turned it around. That’s what our campaign is gonna do as well,” Sanders told supporters.
Clinton has changed her campaign schedule and will return to California four days earlier than planned.
A win in the state next Tuesday would give her enough delegates to lock up the party nomination.
(Hena Daniels CBS News)