Snapshots: Trump says veterans deserve better care

Washington — Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation’s military veterans.

“We’re not going to allow that to happen any longer,” Trump told supporters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Dedicated to remembering prisoners of war and those missing in action, the crowd cheered — a sign, perhaps, that some veterans groups are stepping past their anger over Trump’s comments last year in which he said he likes “people who weren’t captured” in wars.

That had been a dig at Arizona Sen. John McCain, who had been captured and held for more than five years during the Vietnam War. Trump has refused to apologize to McCain.

Sanders stresses importance of California primary

Washington — Sen. Bernie Sanders Sunday called California the “big enchilada” in his attempt to overtake Hillary Clinton and claim the Democratic presidential nomination.

Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about his chances of winning, Sanders acknowledged that he needed to do very well in the June 7 primary.

“What I want to do, and I think we can, is win California here, and win under the big vote, do very, very well in the other five states,” Sanders said.

But, he said, his campaign would not end if he loses in California.

“California is very, very important .... Obviously if we don’t do well in California, it will make our path much harder. No question about it. But I think we have a good chance to winning California, maybe win big, and maybe win four or five of the other states that are off on June 7th ....California is the big enchilada, so to speak.”