Spicer calls Buzzfeed and CNN irresponsible out of the gate
One thing is for sure — there’s never a dull moment in anything involving President-elect Trump. The same was true of today’s press conference.
Trump team communications head Sean Spicer began the press conference by lambasting Buzzfeed and CNN for running with a ridiculous and unsubstantiated intelligence report, which was likely designed as Russian misinformation.
Full press conference here:
We’ve broken the press conference down into a few key moments:
How will the Trump family handle their business interests?
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyer says Trump to put business assets in trust, but his company will still pursue deals in US while he’s president.
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) January 11, 2017
Full details of how Pres.-elect Trump and his lawyers have decided to separate his business activities: https://t.co/a2WWVfihnV
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 11, 2017
Trump vaguely referenced some of the seedier bits of the so-called Russian intelligence report (read: Golden Showers) by claiming to be a germaphobe:
TRUMP: “I’m also very much a germaphobe.”
— Bill Hemmer (@BillHemmer) January 11, 2017
Trump vs. Buzzfeed:
Trump called Buzzfeed a “failing pile of garbage”.
Lolol. Well, Trump is right about one thing — @BuzzFeedNews is in fact fake news.
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) January 11, 2017
Trump calls BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage” which is wildly unfair as we are a succeeding pile of garbage.
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) January 11, 2017
Trump vs. CNN:
Trump refused to take questions from CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, saying, “you are fake news.”
And CNN is NOT happy:
Statement from CNN: pic.twitter.com/WttyOCxQxp
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 11, 2017
Freedom of Press. What does it mean?
Trump refusing to take a question because the outlet wrote a negative story is the beginning of the end of freedom of press.
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) January 11, 2017
Trump also claims repeal and replacement of Obamacare will be simultaneous
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