"This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine", he said, dismissing recent reports of a White House in "chaos". Instead, he said that news outlets are willfully reporting "fake news" about him, citing a New York Times report that said Trump's campaign aides frequently contacted top Russian officials as well as a "disgraceful" Wall Street Journal article that said some American intelligence officers have withheld information from Trump's administration, according to Politico.
Mr. Trump also denied any contact between his campaign and Russian Federation, saying "Russia is fake news".
Trump made the comments during his opening statement at the press conference. "And will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve". That's for sure. But I'm having a good time. I'm just telling you.
The president castigated the media for reporting leaked information from his administration saying, "I don't want classified information getting out to the public".
Meeting with congressional Republicans earlier in the day, Trump complained about the "slowest in history" Cabinet confirmations, and said his new labor nominee would be "really phenomenal".
After some back ad forth, Trump said: "It was a substantial victory, you do agree with that?"
"The only thing they can do is delay, because they screwed things up royally", he said. His alleged ties to Russia-fake news. "Many of our nation's reporters and folks will not tell you the truth".
Ahead of the election, Selena Zito argued in The Atlantic that the press's mistake was taking Trump literally, not seriously; that is, we assumed that because Trump's promises were far-fetched, so was his shot at the presidency. "But the panel is nearly exclusive anti-Trump", he said.