This is must-see TV. President Donald Trump held a press conference that was brilliant. This is why he was elected.
If you can’t watch the whole thing now, watch the Q & A.
President Donald Trump lashed out at the media during his first solo press conference as commander-in-chief.
“The media is trying to attack our administration because they know that we are following through on pledges that we have made and they’re not happy about it, for whatever reason,” Trump said during his first solo press conference since taking office.
“Many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth,” Trump said, noting that he had convened the press conference in part to address his policy accomplishments directly to voters.
“The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people,” the president said. “The level of dishonesty is out of control.”
He eviscerated the enemedia and addressed a wide range of issues.
NYP: President Trump said he “inherited a mess” from President Obama, but nevertheless pledged to fulfill his campaign promises.
“I’m here again to take my message straight to the people,” Trump said at the press conference, which was carried live across network and cable news channels. “As you know, our administration inherited many problems across government, and across the economy.”
“To be honest, I inherited a mess — at home and abroad — a mess,” said the president, who has served for less than a month, adding that “ISIS has spread like cancer. Another mess I inherited.”
Trump also used his nearly half-hour introductory statement to take a stinging shot at the press corps.
“The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people,” said Trump.
“The press is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control,” he added.
Trump dismissed reports of chaos within his administration. “It is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine,” he claimed.
The president even touted the crowds expected at an upcoming weekend rally in Florida. “I just heard that the crowds are massive,” he said of the event scheduled for Saturday.
Speaking of his campaign promises, Trump pledged to deal with the drug problem ailing America, claiming that “Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars.”
Trump also suggested he’d issue a new executive order related to a travel ban next week — and knocked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for blocking his last one. “That circuit is in chaos, that circuit is frankly in turmoil,” he said.
“I keep my campaign promises,” Trump said.
“There’s never been a presidency that has done so much in so short a period of time,” he added.