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Donald Trump Press Conference Live: Will Build Wall and Mexicans Will Pay, Says President-elect

News18.com | January 11, 2017, 11:01 PM IST
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President-elect Donald Trump his first news conference in nearly six months, amid explosive allegations over his ties to Russia, a little more than a week before his inauguration.

Describing the Russian dossier report as "phony stuff", Trump conceded that Moscow could be behind the hacks during elections. Trump also hit out at "mis-reporting" of the issue.

Firm on building the border wall, Trump said Mexico will reimburse US for the wall, a change from his earlier statement that Mexico will pay for it.

No other US president-elect in modern times has waited so long to go formally before the media, considered important to shore up public accountability.

While he has conducted one-on-one interviews with select media and taken questions from reporters at informal settings, his performance will be scrutinised as polls show his already bleak approval ratings deteriorate further as the clock ticks down to inauguration.

Here's a recap of the press conference:

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Donald Trump hints at staying in power for the next eight years. While referring to stakes of papers he said that he will come back and say 'my sons have done a good job'.  

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What is your message to Vladimir Putin?

He shouldn't have hacked. Russia and Putin will have far more respect for the US when I am leading the US, says Trump, hitting out at China simultaneously.  

Jan 11, 2017 10:43 pm (IST)

US is hacked by everybody... China, Russia and everybody else, says Trump.

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On his Nazi Germany Tweet.

Donald Trump says that false information should not have been leaked to people. Hits outs at Buzzfeed and refers to it as a 'pile of garbage. 

Jan 11, 2017 10:36 pm (IST)

I love people of Mexico... I respect the government of Mexico... I don't blame them for taking advantage of US, our politicians should have been smarter, says Trump.

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We are going to build a wall at the Mexico border... We will not wait around for it... Mexico will reimburse us for the wall...It will happen, says Trump

Jan 11, 2017 10:33 pm (IST)

Obamacare, a free healthcare policy, had been the focus of Obama presidency, one the outgoing Commander-in-chief hoped would be his legacy. 

But its poor rollout and execution gave Donald Trump the fodder he needed to attack Obama policies during the election. 

Trump has vowed to reverse major Obama decision, Obamacare is expected to be the first among them

Jan 11, 2017 10:32 pm (IST)

Does Donald Trump have a problem with intelligence, asks a reporter. 

Jan 11, 2017 10:32 pm (IST)

If you want to move to another country and if you want to fire the great US employees, if US companies move to another country they will have to pay a huge border tax: Trump

Jan 11, 2017 10:30 pm (IST)

  We will be submiting a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare... We will get healthcare taken care of in this country: Trump

Jan 11, 2017 10:29 pm (IST)

We are going to have a healthcare that is far less expensive, says Trump. 

Jan 11, 2017 10:28 pm (IST)

Our trade deals are a disaster... We have 100s of billions of dollars of bad deals with China and Japan, says Trump.

"I am proud of the cabinet, its is the best ever put together." 

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Obamacare has been a complete disaster. They can tell you whatever they want: Trump

Jan 11, 2017 10:26 pm (IST)

Trump answers questions on Obamacare. What will be his approach towards it? 

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