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Huckabee: The Sooner Trump Announces Vets' Money, the Better

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By    |   Tuesday, 31 May 2016 08:20 AM

Donald Trump can make the controversy about the millions of dollars in contributions he says is going to veterans groups go away, Mike Huckabee said Tuesday morning.

All he has to do is say the veterans will get $6 million, even if he has to write a check of his own to make up the difference.

"The sooner he does it, the better," the former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate told Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" program. "The news media will hound him unless every cent has been spent . . . in this case, Donald Trump is better off if he has to write a personal check to make up the difference and prove $6 million went out the door. It's over."

Trump has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday morning at Trump Tower in New York City, when he is expected to announce the distribution of funds raised at a January event, which he held while boycotting a Fox News Debate.

Meanwhile, Huckabee on Tuesday defended Donald Trump's continued reluctance to release his tax returns.

"There's nothing in there that people understand," he told the program. "If people understood [them] they would do their own returns. As a person that has been in politics, the dumbest thing I ever did was to release 20 income tax returns."

The financial disclosure reports candidates have to give are "far more detailed, far more intrusive than a tax return," Huckabee said. And with tax returns, "your enemy will nit-pick them and defend some line that they don't understand. Your accountant doesn't understand."

Huckabee also discussed the violence being reported at campaign rallies, including at a Bernie Sanders event in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, when Secret Service agents had to protect the Vermont senator from protesters.

"We are in a time of such chaotic disruption in our country that I think we are going to see more of this," Huckabee said. "It is not unprecedented, you know. I'm old enough to remember the '60s, unfortunately. I'm that old and I remember in 1968 the convention in Chicago, and not just that convention but every political event was almost if not always a near riot. So this isn't new. It's just something that a lot of Americans haven't seen yet and I hope we don't see it forever."

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