President-Elect Trump Addresses a Number of Issues
President-elect Trump discusses his businesses, his daughter Ivanka, the alleged dossier and a number of other issues during his first press conference since being elected president.
In regards to his hundreds of businesses Trump outlined his plans to separate himself from business which he will turn over to his sons, Eric and Donald Jr. In regards to his daughter, Ivanka she will also resign from her role at the company. Trump’s lawyer, Sheri Dillon, said that no new foreign deals would be undertaken while he is in office.
He Calls the “Dossier” Fake News
President-elect Trump exploded at a reporter telling him, “you are fake news.” He was referring to an unverified dossier that claimed he was “cultivated” by Russia. He went on, “Quiet…don’t be rude. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” he told the reporter who wanted to ask a question after Trump slammed CNN and Buzzfeed, who published the dossier. Trump blasted the leaking of the report from intelligence agencies as “disgraceful” and “crap.” He said it is akin to living in “Nazi Germany. That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do. That information that was false and fake and never happened.”
Trump attacked CNN but saved most of his venom for Buzzfeed. He said, “Buzzfeed is a failing pile of garbage and they’re going to pay the consequences. I think it’s a disgrace that information would be out. It’s all fake news, it’s phony stuff, it doesn’t happen…It was a group of opponents who got together, sick people and they put that crap together.”
Trump also said that Obamacare will be repealed and replaced “on the same day.” He said a Supreme Court Justice will be chosen “within two weeks” of his inauguration.” He once again reaffirmed commitments to build a wall on the border with Mexico and said he would bring in a border tax for companies that choose to move operations offshore.