Donald Trump’s press conference today was brilliant. He proved he is not going to change, he said he was not going to change, and he pounded the media in dazzling terms.
In fact, Trump’s comments about the media have made all the media headlines. Trump bashing the media has rallied his critics on the right to his side.
But there’s just one problem.
As my friend Leon Wolf noted on Twitter earlier, Trump would not have donated his money had the media not started investigating.
Trump’s stated of sheer pissed offedness today had more to do with having to depart with $1 million that he never thought he’d have to give up than with the media asking questions.
Had the Washington Post not begun probing and gotten the campaign to admit Trump had actually raised less than the $6 million claimed, we would not have gotten to the point today.
Trump was angry with the press because, for once, he was held accountable for being a gold plated fraud.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 31, 2016