However I came home, did some catching up, and essentially cannot believe this really happened.
Here was a link to WaPo so you catch as well.
And if you dont have that kind of time here are a few of his crazier statements:
I'm here following through on what I pledged to do. That's all I'm doing. I put it out before the American people, got 306 electoral college votes. I wasn't supposed to get 222. They said there's no way to get 222, 230's impossible.
270 which you need, that was laughable. We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan. (This is demonstrably untrue. And in fact Trump's electoral college win is only larger than one modern day president. George H.W. Bush.)
Still can't get over that election can you Orange Hitler?
In response to a question about his campaign staff's reported contact with Russian intelligence:Every GOP Congressman and Senator watching this is grinding their teeth into dust.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 16, 2017
The failing New York Times wrote a big, long front-page story yesterday. And it was very much discredited, as you know. It was -- it's a joke. And the people mentioned in the story, I notice they were on television today saying they never even spoke to Russia. They weren't even a part, really -- I mean, they were such a minor part. They -- I hadn't spoken to them.
I think the one person -- I don't think I've ever spoken to him. I don't think I've ever met him. And he actually said he was a very low-level member of I think a committee for a short period of time. I don't think I ever met him. Now, it's possible that I walked into a room and he was sitting there, but I don't think I ever met him. I didn't talk to him ever. And he thought it was a joke.Russia is fake news.
Russia -- this is fake news put out by the media. The real news is the fact that people, probably from the Obama administration because they're there, because we have our new people going in place, right now.
As you know, Mike Pompeo has -- has now taken control of the CIA, James Comey at FBI, Dan Coats is waiting to be approved, I mean he is a senator and a highly respected one and he's still waiting to be approved. But our new people are going in.
Meaning that as soon as his people are in place that this Russian story will quickly disappear.
Which pretty much confirms the authenticity of the New York Times story in my opinion.
Trump calls everything "fake news" that contains a truth about him that he does not want people to know.
On the leaks:
Yes, we're looking at them very -- very, very serious. I've gone to all of the folks in charge of the various agencies and we're -- I've actually called the Justice Department to look into the leaks. Those are criminal leaks. They're put out by people either in agencies -- I think you'll see it stopping because now we have our people in. You know, again, we don't have our people in because we can't get them approved by the Senate.
What happens when I'm dealing with the problems in the Middle East? Are you folks going to be reporting all of that very, very confidential information, very important, very -- you know, I mean at the highest level? Are you going to be reporting about that too? So, I don't want classified information getting out to the public and in a way that was almost a test.
So I'm dealing with Mexico, I'm dealing with Argentina, we were dealing on this case with Mike Flynn. All this information gets put into the "Washington Post" and gets put into the "New York Times" and I'm saying "what's going to happen when I'm dealing on the Middle East? What's going to happen when I'm dealing with really, really important subjects like North Korea?
Perhaps if Trump did not conduct national security meetings in full view of guests at Mar a Lago he would not have to worry about so many leaks?
On the firing of Mike Flynn, and his contact with Russia about sanctions during the campaign:
No, I fired him because of what he said to Mike Pence. Very simple. Mike was doing his job. He was calling countries and his counterparts. So, it certainly would have been OK with me if he did it. I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn't doing it.
I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him because that's his job.
Wait, what? This happened BEFORE the inauguration, and BEFORE Flynn was the national security adviser.
It is most certainly NOT the job of a campaign advisor to be talking to Russia about sanctions before his guy takes office. In fact it was not fucking Donald Trump's job to do that either.
We HAD a President dealing with that stuff and he certainly did not need any interference from Trump and his cronies.
Trump also spent quite a bit of time slamming the media and calling them fake news, defending his desire to "make a deal" with Russia (While also claiming that he had NO contact with them during the campaign.), and bizarrely attacking Hillary Clinton and re-litigating the election.
All in all it was a trip to crazy town, and will undoubtedly provide much material for SNL.If you look at this and think he is sane or truthful, you need your head examined as well. Geez, the amount of crazy....#TrumpNewsConference— Fjola Ingva (@FjolaIngva) February 16, 2017