Donald Trump has has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office.
We're calling it: Donald Trump gave the most insane press conference of his presidency, possibly in political history, on February 16, 2017.
He complained that the national press corporations continue to portray his work unfairly, suggesting that dishonest reporters are responsible for the lack of credit he gets from the public. "The level of dishonesty is out of control", he added.
He said what could be interpreted as Russian actions created to test the news administration, such as a Russian ship coming close to the U.S., are not tests, they are because Mr Putin "assumes he can't make a deal with me anymore".
"Many of our nation's reporters will not tell you the truth", Trump said.
The former reality star insisted that he had inherited a "seriously divided" country.
Trump said "nobody that I know of" on his campaign staff had contacted Russian officials. "I'm here again to take my message straight to the people".
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"We will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people", Trump said.
President Trump has been steadfast in his commitment to reducing the regulatory burdens on everyday Americans, their pocketbooks, and their businesses. Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. "They're very - not because they're good, because they hit me also when I do something wrong".
That time he confirmed the veracity of the leaks that lead to Michael Flynn's resignation "The leaks are absolutely real".
Obama avoided the hardball questions, only talking to certain media outlets, limiting accessibility and not answering Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a PBS article. Last July, he told a news conference in Florida: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing". "I'm just telling you you're dishonest people".
Meanwhile, his secretary of defense, James Mattis, said the United States is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russian Federation, saying President Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation must "prove itself", according to The Associated Press.
When April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, asked if he would include the Congressional Black Caucus in his consultations about solving inner city problems, Trump asked her if they were "friends of hers" and whether she wanted to "set up the meeting".