Damn he literally called CNN "Fake news."Trump shutting down CNN reporter trying to ask a question: "Don’t be rude... you are fake news" pic.twitter.com/O4z3pPYdXp— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 11, 2017
Some of the takeaways include the fact that he finally admitted that Russia hacked the DNC, more or less:
“As far as hacking, I think it was Russian,” he said. “But I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people and I can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn’t make a big deal out of that, that was something that was extraordinary.”
So yeah he admits we got hacked by Russia, but thinks other hacks were worse.
As if anything could be worse than a hack which helped him to win the presidency.
He also said, that “Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I’m leading it than when other people have led it.” “You will see that.”
Yeah, I think he is confusing "respect" with "control over."
Trump also made a yuge show over signing his company over to his kids, and even had his attorney take the mic and assure all of the reporters that there was nothing to see here and everything was just fine, no need to investigate.
“I could actually run my business ... and run government at the same time,” he said. “I don’t like the way that looks but I’d be able to if I wanted to.
But it was his attacks on the media that were the most shocking part of this:
“I want to thank a lot of the news organizations, some of whom have not treated me well over the years, a couple in particular, and they came out so strongly against that fake news,” he said. “I have great respect for the news, I have great respect for freedom of the press and all of that, but I will tell you there were some news organizations … that were so professional, so incredibly professional.”
Later on, he called BuzzFeed, which posted a document which it says is the dossier about the Russian information, “a failing pile of garbage,” and also criticized CNN for publicizing the reports on Tuesday.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta attempted to ask a follow-up question, but Mr. Trump repeatedly shut him down.
“No, not you, your organization is terrible. Quiet. Quiet,” he said. As Acosta continued trying to ask a question, talking over another reporter, Mr. Trump continued: “Don’t be rude. Don’t be rude. Don’t. Be. Rude. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”
Damn! I had never see anything like that before!
In one breath he tells the news organizations that he respects them and in the next he is essentially insulting a news outlet to their face in front of their peers.
Usually a newly elected president has a honeymoon period with the media, but this guy is telling them to go fuck themselves right out of the gate.
I have to say that I have watched street brawls that were not as ugly as this.
I can only imagine how much worse it gets from here.