Donald Trump announces he’s raised $5.6 million for vets, slams media

NEW YORK (KUSI) — He said "the money has been paid out" and he listed all of the groups that received money.

Donald Trump announced he raised $5.6 million for veteran charities.

He laid out details at news conference in New York Tuesday.

Trump sent a check for $1 million last week to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. It’s just one of the 41 veterans groups listed by Trump Tuesday, including the Fisher House, Navy SEALs and Bob Woodruff Foundations.

But on Tuesday, Trump said the number is actually just slightly below the initial announcement.

But he touted that none of the money would go to, in his words, administrative costs. Still, when pressed on why it took so long to name the groups, or get the donations to them, Trump turned testy.

"The press should be ashamed of themselves.  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," he said.

He continued to slam the press for continuing to ask questions about the fundraiser he hosted instead of attending a GOP primary debate.

He spent most of the 40 minutes criticizing the insulting reporters.

He called them "dishonest," "not good people," "sleazy" and among the worst human beings he has ever met.

The Republican admitted the contentious exchange could be a preview of a Trump White House.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a statement, saying, "Nobody should be fooled by this stunt only completed under immense pressure. There truth is, throughout this campaign and his entire career, he’s shown veterans an incredible amount of disrespect."

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