President-elect Donald Trump just hammered the liberal ‘fake news’ reporters at his very first press conference after being elected. This was amazing! Check it out.
‘Does anyone believe that story? I’m also very much of a germophobe by the way,’ he said at a press conference in New York.
He stared down the assembled media for the first time since he won the election Wednesday and opened with a blistering attack on the press and the intelligence community after the release of an unproven dirt dossier on him.
‘It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen. And it was gotten by opponents of ours,’ Trump said.
‘Sick people – and they put that c**p together.’
Later, in a departure from his usual rhetoric, he said of election hacking: ‘I think it was Russian.’
‘A thing like that should have never been written … and it certainly should never have been released,’ Trump continued.
Then he hailed ‘a couple’ of news agencies who did not publish the dirt – an apparent reference to the New York Times and the Washington Post which had both said they were given the material but were unable to verify it.
‘And they came out so strongly against that fake news and the fact that it was written about primarily by one group and one television station,’ he said, conflating reports by BuzzFeed, which released the dossier, and CNN, which reported that intelligence officials had provided a summary of information in a secret briefing.
Trump also addressed head-on – and rejected – claims that Russia had gained material with which it could blackmail him from the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow.
He said he constantly advises aides when traveling abroad to be mindful of potential snooping.
‘I told many people, be careful because you don’t want to see yourself on television – cameras all over the place.’