Donald Trump's insane press conference? Here are top 5 quotes
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 18, 2017,
Feb 18, 2017, 15:28
Yet during almost a month in office Trump's administration has seen the president's closest national security adviser resign after a series of leaks revealing he misled the vice president, federal legal fights over the constitutionality of an executive order, confrontations with USA allies such as Australia, and investigations into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials.
Mr Trump, a reality television star and real-estate mogul who was elected as an outsider intent on change, opened a hastily arranged news conference to bash coverage by the news media. "And we haven't even started the big work yet". "I'm just telling you you're dishonest people", he told the reporters at one point, after growing exhausted of all the tough questions and proclaiming, "I want to find a friendly reporter". The press are out of control. "But I'm involved, so I know when you're telling the truth and when you're not".
By no metric can what Trump inherited by objectively defined as a mess.
"The whole Russian Federation thing is a ruse".
"You just take a look at that show" (about "CNN Tonight With Don Lemon").
Over those years the media, in general, turned itself into an institution that President Donald Trump can take swings at with a lot of the electorate egging him on-or at least quietly happy to see the media knocked back into what should be their role.
Trump accused the media of distorting what he has done since taking office and failing to accurately cover his administration. But I said to myself, you know, and I said to somebody that was in there, I said you take a look Reince, he's working so hard just putting out fires that are fake fires.
He, of course, blamed his favorite target - the media - for most of his woes, insisting this incredibly diverse group of news outlets are "serving special interests" which he did not name.
"The tone is such hatred".
"I do get good ratings. I'm really not a bad person by the way". I tell you what else I see. The most recent controversy involves the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States during the transition.
"I didn't come along and divide this country". What's going to happen when I'm dealing with really, really important subjects like North Korea?
It has only been four weeks and President Donald Trump's White House is already in chaos.
"I didn't do anything for Russian Federation".
"We got a very bad (court) decision - that was the only thing wrong with travel ban".
Mr Trump is said to favour vice admiral Robert Harward, a former Navy Seal, according to a White House official. They're a very powerful nuclear country and so are we. Other countries have taken advantage of us for decades'.
Trademark campaign promises including his move to repeal and replace Obamacare and the building of a wall along the border with Mexico require action beyond the President's control.