Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN May 31, 2016 11:07am-11:47am EDT
>> we're leaving this conversation now with a reminder you can watch it online at c-span.org, and we're taking you live to trump tower in new york for a news conference with republican presidential candidate donald trump. >> we have gotten the nomination, we're going to have an incredible period in cleveland. we look forward to it. we've started working already on the convention. and lebron, good luck in the series, because we're going to have a series which, of course, the longer it goes, the less time we have, but that's okay. and it's going to be very interesting to see what happens. but as you know, they're playing the basketball championships partially in that arena. so i think it'll be very exciting. it'll add to the excitement in cleveland, and that's good. that's what we want. because it's going to be an exciting period of time. we have, we've done some awfully good work. i was just informed, it was certified out, that we've gotten more votes than anybody in the history of the republican primaries, and we still have i
guess six or seven locations to go, states to go. and in the history -- think of it. in to the history of this great party, we've gotten substantially more than anybody else, by millions. by millions more than anybody who's ever run. when you think dwight eisenhower and ronald reagan, everybody, we have the most votes by far. that's something, to me, that's very exciting. and overall it's just within a very exciting -- been a very exciting process. i think we're going to do very well. we have no idea what's going to happen on the democrat side, but they're certainly having difficulty. i don't like to see people having difficulty, but anybody has to have it, let it be them. [laughter] and it's going to be very interesting. but i'm very proud to say we've gotten the most votes x. also if you look at the overall primary, the amount of votes cast, that's also a record. so we've broken a lot of records in terms of the voters. our polling has come out, and the polls are doing very well. as you know, we're pretty much even and in some cases ahead of
hillary. and i think we're going to have a very, very successful number of months. and i think it will all culminate in november, and we're going to make america great again, okay? so that's the way it is. does anybody have any questions? yes, yes. >> [inaudible] the last four months about questions -- [inaudible] >> yeah. >> [inaudible] who got that money? >> okay. >> [inaudible] >> okay. i'm glad you asked the question, because i have to tell you, i have raised a tremendous amount of money for the vets, almost $6 million, and more money is going to come in, i believe, over the next little while too. but i've raised almost $6 million. all of the money has been paid out. and i'm going to give it to you in a second. in fact, i brought a list just in case that question was asked. but the money has been paid out. i have been thanked by so many veterans' groups throughout the united states.
one gentleman called me up recently crying that out of the blue he got a check for $100,000. but i've been thanked by so many groups, great veterans gripes. outside you have a -- groups. outside you have a few people picketing, they're sent by hillary clinton, and they're
picketing that the money wasn't sent. the money's all been sent. i wanted to keep it private. if we could, we wanted to keep it private. because i don't think it's anybody's business if i want to send money to the vets. i raised close to $6 million. it'll probably be over that amount when it's all said and done. but as of this moment, it's $5.6 million. when it started, this started with a speech in iowa when i said let's raise some money for the vets. and it went up from a million dollars to $2 million to $3 million. and it now adds up to be almost $6 million and, again, i think we can even do better than that. but i will say that the press should be ashamed of themselves. and on behalf of the events, the
press should be ashamed of themselves. they are calling me x they are furious because i sent people checks of a lot of money, and i'm going to give you the names right now which is what you want. and instead of being like thank you very much, mr. trump, or trump did a good job, everyone said who got it, who got it, who got it, and you make me look very
bad. i have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job. so i will give you the names because that's what you want, right? okay. are you ready? i brought them here. it takes, because you have to vet -- you know, much of this money was paid out very early. but you have to vet all of these different groups because these are many different groups. you have to go through a process. when you send checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars to people and to companies and to groups that you've never heard of, charitable organizations, you have to vet it. you send people out, you do a lot of work. now, most of the money went out quite a while ago. some of it went out more recently. but all of this has gone out, and i'll give you the names.
are you ready? do you have your pad? and, again, i really think the press -- look, the media, you know my opinion of the media, it's very low. i think the media is, frankly, made up of people in many cases, not in all cases, are not good people. but i think this is an example. and i just on behalf of all of the folks that have worked hard on this and all of the people that have made contributions including myself, i gave a million dollars, but i just want to tell you that there are so many people that are so thankful for what we did. one other thing that's important to know, it's zero dollars have been taken out for administration. you know, when you go to a lot of these different groups, in this case zero dollars have been taken out for administration. so a lot of these companies that make a lot of money with doing the administration stuff. is so no money, it cost zero dollars to accumulate all of this money, okay? so you have 22 --
[inaudible] and that's $200,000. you can call these people. that was another thing. a lot of the money when it was sent out, different people would call. i can tell you i'm not going to mention anybody specifically, but there were a couple of people that were really disgusting. they'd call, and these vet groups, they don't get a lot of calls from the press x. maybe some of them would keep quiet, or they didn't know, or they didn't want to talk to the press or they didn't feel comfortable. so if they didn't say they got the money -- which they all did, 100%, all certified checks if anyone wants to see the certified checks. but rather or than saying could i see a certified check, they're not people that always talk to the press. many of them do talk to the press. i guess you found $2 million or $2.5 million. well, the number is $5.6 million, and it's going to possibly go above that because i believe some other people are coming in. ready? 22 kill got $200,000.
now, these are checks that have been delivered, that have been cashed, that are now being used to help the vets. achilles international, great organization, $200,000. much of this money was paid a long time ago. american hero adventures, $100,000. americans for equal living, $100,000. america's vet dogs, the veteran k-9 corps inc., $75,000. amvets, $75,000. just so you understand, when i didn't do the fox debate, the one fox debate because i didn't think they treated me right, but actually they've been extremely fair over the last three or four months, i have to say that about fox, but when i didn't do that
one event, the debate, i gave a speech. i didn't have to do this with the money for the vets, but i decided to because i thought it would be a good idea. and i had some very generous people, carl icahn gave half a million dollars, phil ruffin gave a million, ike perlmutter gave a million. we raised a lot of money, and i didn't have to do that. it would have been easier just to give the speech. and the problem with the press, what they do is they convince people like me not to do it, not to give money to different thing because it's a lot easier that way. armed services, ymca of the united states, $75,000. bob woodruff family foundation inc., they do a good job, $75,000. central iowa shelter and services, these are all vet-related, $100,000. connected warriors inc., $75,000. disabled american veterans' charitable service trust,
$115,000. fisher house foundation, great people, $115,000. folds of honor foundation, $200,000. foundation for american veterans, $75,000. freedom alliance, $75,000. green beret foundation, $350,000. hire heroes usa, $75,000. homes for our troops, $50,000. and just so you understand, we've got a long way to go. this money was raised during a little speech that i made rather than doing a debate. the one debate i missed. it was the lowest rated debate, by the way, but i won't say that. [laughter] honoring america's warriors,
$100,000. hope for the warriors, $65,000. intrepid fallen heroes fund, $175,000. k-9s for warriors, $50,000. liberty house, $100,000. marine corps law enforcement foundation, $1,100,000 i gave a million dollars to them. they're a great group. navy seal foundation, $465,000. knave marine corps -- navy marine corps relief society, $75,000. new england wounded veterans inc., $75,000. operation home front, $65,000. partners for patriots, $100,000.
project for patriots -- and we're still vetting them, by the way, the check is ready to to go but they don't have all of their appropriate, in fact, we have down here will be released to them upon the receipt of the irs determination letter, it's the only one or, which we hear they're fantastic, but they have to give us that final document. this is what i mean by vetting. you have to have all the documents, otherwise you can't give them the money. project for patriots, $100,000. puppy jake foundation, $100,000. racing for heros inc., $200,000. support zooland soldiers, $100,000. task force dagger foundation, $50,000. the mission continues, $75,000. the national military family association inc., $75,000.
veterans airlift command, $100,000. veterans count, $25,000. veterans in command inc., $150,000. vietnam veterans workshop inc., $75,000. warriors for freedom foundation, $50,000. and i believe we're going to have some more coming in. some friends of mine, some more coming in. and that adds up to $6 million -- well, let's see, that adds up to $5,600,000 total -- [applause] and we're going to have some more coming in. so that's it. [applause] now -- thank you. thank you. [applause] every one of those checks has been passed other than the one check which is being held subject to their getting a final approval from the government. but every one of those checks
has been passed. this is my check for a million dollars. we have many letters from the different groups thank us very much for the money. and they didn't ask -- and i didn't ask people to be here today. i could have asked every one of the groups, unlike hillary who asked people to stand outside and say, oh, donald trump didn't give the money -- nobody gave this kind of money. so i gave $5,600,000. more is coming in, probably tops the $6 million number. i never thought we were going to raise a million dollars when we started, and we ended up doing almost $6 million. so i have to tell you, the press is so dishonest and so unfair. a lot of the people behind me and some of the people over or here helped in vetting the various requests for money. and i justin want to thank all of -- just want to thank all of these people. yes. >> [inaudible]
how did you prioritize -- [inaudible] >> yeah. >> how did you work through that? >> i wasn't too involved in picking the organizations other than i gave a million dollars to the marine -- the law enforcement. they are fabulous people. they honored me last year at the waldorf astore ya. i knew them. i was going to give to three groups, and we couldn't vet them quickly enough. so if you look at that number, the marine corps law enforcement foundation is a fabulous group. and i didn't have to go through a big vet aring process with them because -- vetting process with them because i was going to split the million dollar check up among three or four different groups, and in the end i just didn't want to go through the process of having to vet all those different groups. >> [inaudible] >> because i wanted to make this out of the goodness of my heart. i didn't want to do this with the press is all involved and all of a all of a sudden everybody's going who did it go to, how much was it.
we gave -- look, when this started, i think you were there. i said if we could raise a million dollars, that would be good. and we ended up raising almost six million. and i'm going to have more coming in over a period of time -- >> don't you believe you should be accountable to people? >> oh, i'm totally accountable, but i didn't want to have credit for it. actually, what i got was worse than credit, because they were questioning me. and this is money -- and, by the way, most of that money went out very early, just so you understand. but a lot of these groups getting vetted by, you know, when you pay the money out, they need government documentation, plus, we want to find out is it a good group. 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. we have given to groups that are unbelievable groups and, honestly, i wish you could hear the phone calls and see the letters. they are so happy. and i'm happy to do it. i didn't want the credit for it, but it was very unfair that the press treated us so badly.
yeah, go ahead. >> [inaudible] >> well, generally speaking, that's 100% true. >> i disagree with that, sir, and if i can ask you that question, it seems as though you're resistant to scrutiny, the kind of scrutiny that comes with running for president of the united states. >> i like scrutiny, but you know what? excuse me, excuse me. i've watched you on television, you're a real beauty. [laughter] when i raise money for the veterans and it's a massive amount of money, find out how much hillary clinton's given to the veterans. nothing. and then i see a few guys standing out there, they don't even know what they're there for. they have no idea. they're there because hillary clinton's campaign sent them. and, actually, i think it was you or one of you that found out they actually were with hillary clinton's campaign which was interesting, but i wasn't surprised. i don't, i don't want the credit for it, but i shouldn't be lambasted. and remember this. so out of the almost $6 million that was raised, not one penny did i take for administration costs. that's unheard of. okay --
>> why do you continue to -- [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] >> in all fairness, you talked about not wanting to get credit for this, you did host a very public fundraiser -- >> how else am i going to raise the money? >> sorry? >> how else am i going to raise the money? >> [inaudible] >> sure. >> [inaudible] >> sure. i would have given, i would have given -- just so you understand, until i was criticized. so i took, i'm only one in the world could raise almost $6 million for the veterans, have uniform applause by the veterans' groups and end up being criticized by the press. yes, i made a speech. and during my speech i said let's raise a little money for the vets. it turned out to be a lot of money, not a little money. i thought if we could get to a million dollars, it would be great -- >> [inaudible] that you raised millions for veterans. >> that's right. i do raise millions. >> [inaudible] >> no, i don't think so. i don't think so. >> mr. trump, writing a million dollar check -- [inaudible]
>> no. i raised almost $6 million. some of it didn't come through. the number is probably going to be when we finish over the $6 million. >> why exaggerate it? >> yeah, go ahead. >> [inaudible] you do realize that -- [inaudible] the democrats are raising questions about money -- [inaudible] also reflecting what your opposition is saying about you. it's not just us. >> i don't mind it coming from the opposition though, carl. what i do mind is when i raise all of these millions, and when we started out, nobody ever thought it was going to be over -- >> [inaudible] answering the question now that we had back then. >> all right, so look. here's the story. >> [inaudible] >> i think, and i've been dealing with the press a long time. i think the political press is
among the most dishonest people i've ever met. i have to tell you that, okay? be of course, you're excluded, carl. >> [inaudible] >> but i think the political press -- huh? you're in the middle. i think the political press, i see the stories, and i see the way they're couched. for instance, i went down this weekend to do rolling thunder. i was invited. i didn't have anything to do with it. we had a tremendous glatterring of people -- gathering of people. many thousands of people. and i joked, oh, i thought we were going to go from the jefferson memorial to the lincoln -- i was joking. they said donald trump was disappointed. everybody knew i was being sarcastic and joking. they said -- some of them. they said donald trump was very disappointed that it didn't go from jefferson to lincoln. you know, millions of people. i was joking. i said, oh, i'm used to watching it -- i was joking. so they put it down as serious. they know i was joking. i'll give you another example. we had a certain -- same event. it was roped off where you could only get so many people there,
and there were a lot of people. i don't know, 10,000, 15 -- maybe 25,000. i don't know, it was a lot of people. all the way along, gene washington, a man i like, wrote an article like there was 5,000 people there. there were many times that, and you weren't allowed to have any more people. and all of these people were with their motorcycles in parking lots all the way. they're waving to me as i'm going by. wait a minute. the point is law enforcement, these people didn't allow you to have any more people. i think the press knew that. i had a tremendous crowd. but it was the biggest crowd you could have had because it was all cordoned off. they weren't allowed to have any more people than they had. so instead of saying trump made a speech in front of a packed crowd, they said trump was disappointed because i didn't have millions of people going from jefferson to washington. i mean, give me a break. it's just, honestly, it's dishonest reporting. yeah, go ahead. no, no, go. >> [inaudible] how are veterans -- [inaudible]
>> well, the veterans, believe me. let me tell you the veterans, why they believe. and i have -- one group was here that i gave -- is al here? maybe you want to say. this is a group i gave money to. he just showed up. i just saw him. but i could have asked all these groups to come here, and i didn't want to do that. i'm not looking for credit. but what i don't want is when i raise millions of dollars, have people say like this sleazy guy right over here from abc, he's a sleaze in my book -- >> [inaudible] >> you're a sleaze because you know the facts, and you know the facts well. go ahead. >> thank you, mr. trump. first of all, for the record, i'm a state representative from new hampshire, ten years on the veteran affairs committee, 22 years in the marine corps. what i want to clarify here first of all, i would never, ever in a million years put my name on a candidate that did not from his heart look me in the
eye and say he's concerned about veterans. that's donald trump. i met him over a year ago. i've been involved in many fundraisers. he did the right thing by vetting these groups. some of the groups are giving 20 cents, 40 cents on the dollar and spending the rest for, you know, their nice, lavish trips. he gave 100 percent. the liberal media is the only ones that have been calling me on the foundation, all right? i've been dealing with this stuff for years as a veterans' activist. stop using veterans as political pawns. you've got a guy outside, mccoy. go do a google search on his facebook. he's out there, his picture is with the clintons. they are using veterans as political pawns, and it must stop. donald trump is doing this for the heart. you're all focused on the way he's raising money, and you're not looking at the 22 veterans that are killing each other every day. you're not concerned about the thousands of veterans that are on wait lists. look at his plan on trump's win
site. he talks about medical cards, he talks about fixing the v.a., he talks about competition. i think the liberal media, and i've been dealing with you for a long time, need to get your heads out of your butt and focus on the real issues. thank you. [applause] .. i received phone calls with people crying. i have received letters from heartfelt letters, and you know, it really, the bad part about
the dishonesty of the media is that people like me will be inclined not to do anymore. why should you raise 5.6 million come at a think apple go over 6 million pretty easily. nobody said we store this out as a smaller project was less than $1 million because just kept mushroom and building but nobody talks about that. so we raised 5.6 million the. we have so many happ happy grou, some unhappy veterans and that i see these guys, hillary clinton people outside. of courseoutside. of course, they don't know the extent. they probably figured based on reading the press that trump didn't make, didn't raise this kind of money. we raise a lot and i will be raising more and we'll be sending it to other people as we get along. [inaudible] >> it's a complicated process. [inaudible] >> no, it doesn't.
it really, you know, the government sort of approves different groups for a lot of reasons. and so it really does, in more than anything else it's also speaking to other veterans. we have a circle of veterans and who's good, i do want to send a $250,000 check to group that doesn't do good work. it's called bedding. -- vetting. [inaudible] >> i-4 card for the veterans. as you give them a lot of money and raise a lot of money for the veterans. i think when the press portrays it differently the press is being dishonest i don't like the. i don't like dishonesty. not you. go ahead. >> jeff sessions. [inaudible] jeff sessions is a fantastic man.
jeff sessions is one of the most highly respected people in the united states senate. jeff sessions is the person i believe that ted cruz just has the most respect for. and i think can't thought you'd get an endorsement. jeff sessions has never endorsed a presidential candidate before. as many years as his been in the senate. jeff sessions sort of some of the i would consider, absolutely. he's a fantastic person. yeah, go ahead. [inaudible] >> i think it's a very tough call. it was amazing because there were moments with the guerrilla the way he held a child it was almost like a mother holding a baby, looked so beautiful and calm. and there were moments where it looked pretty dangerous. i don't think they had a choice. i mean probably they didn't have a choice. you have a child, a young child who is at stake.
it's too bad it wasn't another way. i thought it was a beautiful to watch that powerful almost 500-pound gorilla the we dealt with that little boy. but it just takes one second. it's one second that it's not like it takes place over welcome is going to do in 30 seconds from the. it just takes one little flick of his finger and i will tell you they probably had no choice. [inaudible] >>
go ahead. [inaudible] >> i'm in favor of fixing the health care. be a is one of the great catastrophes in this country can what's going on. you look at what's happening in phoenix in different places throughout the country where they're catching people stealing and they don't even fire the. where people are waiting five days, six days, seven days online. they are dying while waiting of what i'm in favor of a detected to adopt within a reasonable period of time to go see a
doctor and country is going to pay for it. they will go to
a private doctor or a public hospital or public dr. bliss a place that can take care immediately. we are losing thousands of people waiting on line. and the veterans administration is run by obama just as incompetently as his running our country. you look at the tsa. you look at what's going on at the airports, and you look at that i'm okay? just take a look at the. that's like the veterans administration. nothing in our country works anymore. it's a mess. and maybe that's what i'm doing so well in the polls. yes? [inaudible] >> no, it doesn't have to be privatization. when somebody is online and they say it's a seven day wait, that person will walk across the street to a private doctor, be taken care of, we will be the bill. that will be a lot less expensive and will check it out and be careful but that's going to be a lot less expensive than what's going on. these people are living in a. and hillary clinton said the
veterans administration is working just fine. and ahead of it, said last week waiting is lined up and. look at disney world, okay? these are the kind of people we running things. it's ridiculous. dave? [inaudible] >> i'll tell you what. that's their choice. yeah, they party called the democrats, and they are going to have to make that choice. i think it's probably going to be hurt because it is rigged. i think he did was on the we came up with the term rig. i use it myself except i won by such a big markets, the fact the whole system is rigged on both sides. same with republicans, just less obvious. the democrats with the whole superdelegate thing, it's
ridiculous. so i think that they are going to have to make that determination to either ask me who i would prefer running against -- >> do you think she committed a felony speak with i think we should it was very bad. i think a lot of people have done a lot less than her and our lives have been destroyed. [inaudible] >> i think that's fine. i think that's fine. go ahead, go ahead. [inaudible] >> the judge has been very unfair comcast.net a good job. he has been a very bad joke. he has been very unfair. i will win the trump university case. because i don't care. because you know what? why am i antagonistic works because i don't care. i prejudgment very, very unfair. you will see it in court documents but have a judge who is very, very unfair. he knows he is unfair, and i went the trump university case.
i could settle that case. i could have settled. i just choose not to. they said why did you settle? i don't want to. you know what? because i am a man of principle. most of the people that took those courses have letters saying they thought it was great, essentially. it was good, it was great, and you know what? when they are on the stand agency how can you sign a letter sent the trump university was so good? how come you signed a letter? the woman that was the original plaintiff in the case, they went to the court and the judge allowed her to get out of the case. the case should up and dropped. they wanted her dismissal from the case. do you know why? because she was deposed. she was such a bad what is that we win the case easily. she signed a letter and she is on tape like these cameras saying unbelievably good things about trump university. so they didn't want her anymore because she's a disaster for them. so they went to the judge and they said, your honor, we would
like to effort not be a participant, not be the plaintiff in the case. and he said that's okay, she's the one that started the case. now they don't even want her to testify. they don't want her to do so because she's a disaster. she is all sorts of beautiful statement about it, and importantly she's on tape saying how great it is. they don't water. i wouldn't want her either. i could have settled that case. i could settle that case. i don't want to. i will go to the process. we had. [inaudible] -- go ahead. [inaudible] >> because we are down the line. because we are down the line and the fact is you can't win as an independent. for the most part you can't even get on texas and various other states now so texas is out. what happens is you will not have and very importantly do not have supreme court justices. you could have as many as four or five.
that's over. now, crystal is the one he's the last one. he said trump will never run. the guy is not a smart person. he said donald trump will never run, remember? do you remember? i plan you. why do you put the sky and television? i see whatever shows. he's got no credibility is that i won't run come if i run it will not do well. if i do well, this and that. he looks like such a fool. i saw him on when she was practically crying because he can't justify. now he comes out with a tweed over the weekend over memorial day weekend. it sounds like it's going to put somebody out. i thought they will find some indie. now they come u out with somethg singer was almost, almost getting. okay? let me tell you. these people are losers. he is trying to make you come is trying to try to get a little bit nuts. if they do in india, assuming ititto be so what you don't thik anybody with a record he would have because it will look like fools, of which are going to do
is you lose the election for the republicans and, therefore, users the supreme court. therefore, you will have a group of people put on the supreme court we are this country will never ever recover. it will never ever be the same. [inaudible] >> no, no, i didn't say that. i said bill kristol is a little. i'll tell you what, karl. he, take a look, on the come is going to lose this state. i went in a landslide. i didn't say everybody. many i didn't say everybody. wait, wait, wait. bill kristol is a loser. his magazine is failing as you know. it's going to be down, i don't think it even survives. he's getting some free publicity but bill kristol go i've been watching this for two years. trump isn't going to run. and i go into a race. we go into new hampshire. he's not going to inaction. i went in a landslide.
do you think maybe he doesn't like me? okay. how about one or two more? go ahead. [inaudible] >> it's wrong. karl, i didn't get 30%. my last one was 78%. i didn't get 30%. [inaudible] >> i don't know. [inaudible] >> no. here's the way i look at it. we need somebody who's not on my side, okay, by the way, i've gotten great applause from the press in terms of as and she did because the republican party is winnable unify. we have come up, people that you would never have thought possible are nosing i support
from. so remember that. we don't talk about that too much production last week the big stories of as the republican party is healing. it is a healing process. it was a rough camping. i don't know fred. i can say this. the real story is how fast we are getting together. if i have republican that's not on my side, i'm not going to go why should i be particularly nice to the person? i'm going to go after them like they would hillary or crazy bernie. but why should i be nice to the person? if i have a person is not going to support me, i have no obligation. politically i may be right, i maybe wrong but that's what you. i am a very honest person. if so it's going to a little bit or a lot negative about me and if they happen the republican i may choose to have him back. not always, not always but i may choose to get them back. [inaudible] >> what? [inaudible]
>> i'm not a fan of mitt romney. mitt romney lost an election that he should wonder if you read the front page of "the wall street journal" about mitt romney, he looks like a fool. no, i'm not a fan of mitt romney. just a you understand, i raised a lot of money for mitt romney. i made robocall scum i make speeches for him. he let us down. if you read the front page of the wall street of this weekend, mitt romney looks like a fool. by what is it good about mitt romney? [inaudible] >> she was not nice and i was fine, gentle bit of a jam. to think i'm going to change was on the quidditch each concluding with her. go ahead. one more, one more. [inaudible] >> bob dole is a fan of mind. of don't endorse me so don't tell me about bob dole. [inaudible] >> terry johnson got 1% last dime. i watched that whole situation. it was pretty disgraceful. i think it's a total french
didn't i think is a french candidate, you want to know the truth. i watch them and to watch his motions and to watch what he says. i think it is a fringe candidate and your second, well, we do a lot of research on that i think it's not going to be a factor, okay? [inaudible] >> i think he set a new bar today. [inaudible] no, not all of you. just many of you. not you, david actually. [inaudible] >> it is. let me get you something. i'm a person come it is going to be like this, david. if the press writes false stories they did with this, because half of you were a maze i raise all of this money. if the press writes false stories like that iran wanted to keep a low-profile, i didn't want the credit for raising all this money for the vets. i was looking for the predicate and by the way, more money is coming.
i was looking for the credit but had no choice but to do this because the press wors was acted raise any money for them. not only did i raise it, much of it was given a long time ago and there is a vetting process and i think understand that. what i raised almost $6 million, probably in the end will raise more than six because more is going to come in at his come in, but when i raised 5.6 million as of today, more scum in, and this is going to phenomenal groups, many people betting the people that are getting the money and working hard, and we have to read, probably libelous stories, sort a close in the newspapers and the people know the stories are false can't go to continue to attack the press. look, i find the press to be action to disarm. i find the political press to be unbelievably dishonest. i will say this. okay, thank you all very much. thank you. thank you very much. [inaudible] [applause]