So far, the only wall Trump has built is the one around his personal records, tax returns, and where the purported $6 million he supposedly raised for veteran’s groups in January went. But there might be a crack in that big, beautiful orange wall.
Trump gave a press conference at Trump Tower in which he addressed the veterans donations. He said he raised $5.6 million and all of it has been paid out.
“There are so many people who are so thankful for what we did,” Trump said, adding that the final figure could top $6 million once all the donations are in.
“I’m totally accountable, but I didn’t want to have credit for it,” he added.
There are two possibilities here. Either David Copperfield stage-managed the event, or (we can hope) this might be the start of a new strategy for Trump: actual transparency.
Trump also reached out to insult Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, who suggested a third party candidate would emerge.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 31, 2016
With Democrats hiring forensic accountants to dig into Trump’s finances, and a federal judge ordering some of the more damning Trump University evidence released to the public, Trump may benefit more from being the first in line at the 12-step confession than being outed by his overflowing opposition research file.
We can hope at least.