President Trump held forth with reporters at a lengthy news conference Thursday afternoon, defending his first weeks in office and again going after the media over "fake news".
Trump's stance on the US-Mexico border wall to keep the "bad hombres" out and his ongoing battles with the judiciary and the press has made him the most talked about president of recent times.
"The level of dishonesty is out of control", Trump said.
"I'm making this presentation directly to the American people, with the media present", Trump said.
Trump claimed the Russian Federation stories were "fake news".
"Can you imagine, seriously, can you imagine if I received the questions?"
He began by blasting the media for its "dishonesty" and lamenting the "mess" that he inherited from President Barack Obama both at home and overseas.
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President Trump has been steadfast in his commitment to reducing the regulatory burdens on everyday Americans, their pocketbooks, and their businesses. Mass instability overseas no matter where you look. I have never seen anything like this.
Some of the information Trump was talking about was not actually classified, but that isn't even the point since Trump gleefully used leaks that came from a hostile, aggressive foreign country against Hillary Clinton.
"I know what's good, I know what's bad".
Meanwhile, his secretary of defense, James Mattis, said the United States is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russian Federation, saying President Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation must "prove itself", according to The Associated Press.
When asked to explain the discrepancy, he said "The leaks are absolutely real but the news is fake because so much of the news is fake".
"I am going to try - I will do everything within my power to fix that".
After an extended diatribe about "fake news" coming from prominent news outlets, Mr Trump was confronted with the fact that he has repeatedly claimed to have won the presidency by the largest margin since Ronald Reagan, despite the fact that that is nowhere near true.
On how the government will respond to a surge in anti-Semitic hate incidents post-election: "Folks, number one, I am the least anti-semitic person that you have ever seen in your entire life". I know who you are, just wait.
Trump also downplayed his financial ties to Russian Federation.