WATCH: Donald Trump’s Full January 11th Press Conference

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday held his first news conference in six months, during which he discussed a variety of topics including the recent report that Russian operatives claim to have compromising information on Trump.

Trump opened the conference by saying that the memo recently released by BuzzFeed, which includes many salacious but unsubstantiated allegations about the president-elect, should not have been published, criticizing BuzzFeed for doing so and thanking the other news organizations in the room for having refrained from writing about the memo because it has not been verified.

When asked about his intelligence briefing last week, Trump would not detail what happened during this meeting but said that all of the allegations in the report published by BuzzFeed are not true. He seemed to make reference to some of the more sexually explicit allegations by noting that they couldn’t be true because he is a germaphobe.

“Does anyone really believe that story?” Trump asked. “I’m also very much of a germaphobe. Believe me.”

Trump then said for the first time that Russia “probably” was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee. When asked if he believes that Putin wanted him to be elected president, Trump said he doubts that, but even if this were true, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

“If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks? That’s called an asset, not a liability,” Trump said.

Trump went on to say that he has no assets or dealings with Russia. However, he said he still refuses to release his tax returns, which would prove he has no business dealings with Russia, and that he believes only reporters care about this.

After taking a few questions, Trump had his attorney, Sheri Dillon, speak about the president-elect’s plan to hand over his business to his children. However, Trump will not be placing his business into a blind trust; that would involve having The Trump Organization run by individuals with no connection to Trump as opposed to having them run by his family.

Trump then took the microphone again and answered more questions on a variety of topics including Obamacare and the Supreme Court, saying he plans to name his Supreme Court nominee in the next few weeks. Trump did not answer a question about whether any member of his campaign has had contact with Russia.

This is the first news conference Trump has held since July. He said today that the campaign stopped holding them because “we were getting quite a bit of inaccurate news.”

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Anonymous

Ya gotta love the arrogance of a President-ELECT that closes his first press conference assuming he will be in office for two terms, when day one of his Presidency hasn’t even started yet.

Anonymous

I love the fact that trump has balls and we’re getting rid of the pussy who wrecked the country for 8 years

Anonymous

Trust me, Donnie doesn’t have the balls–just check out the size of his hands. Donnie’s had a safety net all his life . . . he’s never had to worry where his next meal was coming from . . . or how he was going to pay this month’s mortgage . . . it doesn’t take any balls to be so-called brave when your a trust fund baby . . . it can cushion any trauma or buy your out of anything you don’t want to do . . . including the draft!

up yours

Well I hope he declares war !

Then we can start up the draft !

We can do like they did in Vietnam kill all the White Christians men !

Yes !

It would be like killing three birds with one stone.

Build up our military !

Clean up our streets !

Create more jobs !

Just like they did with the Vietnam War !
Yes and all those flag burning low life we could put them on the front line.

Go Trump !

And then those ungrateful SOB will know how it’s like.

Oh yes we can clean this country up real quick !

So you Democratic protesters we got a job waiting for you !

Michael☆

Great job !

I would pull all press passes for National Security endangerment ;
For all and those involved in the leaks of classified information !

This is a national security threat to the United States of America.

This is a national security threat to the President elac and Vice President elac of the United States of America.

All press passes should be revoked immediately. And any (cost/restitution) involved of the reconfiguration of security steps should be billed to all parties involved, along with (criminal charges).

Anonymous

Yes, let’s all go live in Russia now, where there is no freedom of the press!

Anonymous

No, Michael, it’s a threat to OUR country. Maybe if Trump can lay off his Twitter account for 2 or 3 seconds and not focus on celebrities, maybe he could get busy on defeating ISIS, and come up with a plan to make America GREAT for ALL!

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