Donald Trump uncensored: Seven points from the US President’s press conference 

Published: 17th February 2017 06:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2017 10:49 AM  

Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had to resign after he was caught lying about calls to the Russian Embassy. Trump’s pick for Labour Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew as it seemed he wouldn’t get enough Senate votes, despite Republicans being the majority. (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
Trump labels as “fake news” any fact that he finds affects his image. For eg, he claims he won the Presidential by the largest number of electoral votes – 306. A reporter pointed out that Barack Obama had won 365 votes in 2008 and George HW Bush had won 426 in 1988. (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
Trump said this even as he told reporters to 'sit down' and be 'quiet' and mocking BBC and CNN, whom he routinely calls fake news because they the media houses asks him questions he is uncomfortable with. (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
He says the media is biased, but the President of the United States had tweeted his media bias two days ago: “The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!” (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
His action on selectively banning people from seven Muslim nations, not including Saudi Arabia and Pakistan — which the US and Trump himself have interests in— was struck down by the Federal Appeals Court. (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
Trump said, “He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) can't make a deal with me anymore because politically it would be unpopular for a politician to make a deal. I can't believe I'm saying I'm a politician, but I guess that's what I am now.” (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
Trump oscillated between: “The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship (Russian ship) that's 30 miles off shore (in international waters) right out of the water,” to “If we could get along with Russia, that's a positive thing…but it's possible I won't be able to get along with Putin” (File | AP) (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
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