Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” while discussing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s press conference to explain his contributions to veterans’ charities, Democratic front -runner Hillary Clinton said Trump’s donations to veterans came only after he was “shamed,” by the media.
Clinton said, “I think the problem here is the difference between what Donald Trump says and what Donald Trump does. You know he has bragged for months about raising $6 million for veterans and donating a million dollars himself, but it took a reporter to shame him into actually making a contribution and getting money to veterans’ groups. I of course over the course of my life, I’ve not only donated personally, but I have worked to provide hundreds of millions of dollars over time to help our veterans by what I voted for, what I’ve worked for.”
“Actually John McCain and I helped raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund to build a rehab facility at brook army medical center in San Antonio so that our returning wounded vets could get world-class treatment,” she continued. “Ever since I was first lady and in the public eye, I’ve worked to help victims of Agent Orange, those suffering from the mysterious illnesses from the first Gulf War get help when no one else would listen. I worked on the armed services committee to raise death benefits for families of the fallen from $12,000 to $100,000. I worked with Sen. Lindsey Graham to expand health care benefits to the national guard and reserve. I have worked in every way i could in my public capacity to honor the service and provide the benefits and support that our veterans deserve.”