Trump launches unprecedented attack on media

Posted February 17, 2017

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Donald Trump closed his Thursday press conference by promising to "do everything within [his] power to fix" the divide that has characterized American politics for at least the past eight years.

"We have to talk about it to find out what's going on because the press honestly is out of control", he stated. "The level of dishonesty is out of control", he added.

President Donald Trump today said his administration has inherited "a mess" both domestically and overseas and blamed "dishonest media" for not giving his adminstration the credit it deserves. And I can tell you, one thing about a briefing that we're allowed to say, because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other.

Many of his comments focused on the media's stories about the administration's dealings with Russian Federation, singling out the New York Times for a "discredited" front page.

"I would love to be able to get along with Russia", Trump said, adding that if he made a decision to respond to the country's latest actions, he wouldn't announce it publicly.

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"We will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people", Trump said.

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President Trump: I was given that information.

Mr Trump argued that "nobody that I know of" on his campaign staff contacted Russian officials. These young people not only do not pose a threat to the security of the country, they are already carving out a future for themselves, because of Obama's program.

Later in questioning, Trump tried to explain that the leaks were real but the news is fake because the news is fake. "I just wanted to let you know, I inherited a mess". I'm really not a bad person.

"I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia, I have no loans in Russia, I don't have any deals in Russia", Trump reiterated.

"The public doesn't believe you people anymore".

"I'm here following through on what I pledged to do, that's all I'm doing", he said. He turned voters into anti-media which propelled his rise and popularity every time the news framed Trump in a negative way.

Trump would not answer the question about whether or not his campaign was in contact with Russian Federation during the campaign.