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:
The President-elect refuses to take a question from an outlet he doesn't like, and the rest of the pack carries on regardless.— Nicholas Dawes (@NicDawes) January 11, 2017
To state the obvious: he has absolutely no idea what the replace plan will be. Not even, like, a bullet point version. No clue.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 11, 2017
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
BREAKING: President-elect Donald Trump's lawyer says he `should not be expected to destroy the company he built'— The Associated Press (@AP) January 11, 2017
I started the day listening to Obama & am ending the day listening to Trump. Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 11, 2017
Trump acknowledges that Russia probably was behind DNC hack, but still downplays it, brings in China, and blames Democrats for being hacked— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) January 11, 2017
I'm a little perplexed at journalists acting surprised that this Donald Trump news conference went the way it did.— Brian J. Manzullo (@BrianManzullo) January 11, 2017
Trump: "If Putin likes Donald Trump, that's an ASSET, not a liability!"— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 11, 2017
Correct! It is a wonderful asset for Russia.
"Can you imagine if Donald Trump had got..." The way he talks about himself in the third person is one of the many bizarre things about him.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) January 11, 2017
Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
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