4 takeaways from President Trump’s joint press conference in Poland

President Donald Trump is in Poland this morning as part of a critical trip where he will discuss trade, climate, and migration at the G20 meeting in Germany. During a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

During the Question and Answer session after giving their prepared remarks, President Trump was asked questions by two reporters.

The first reporter asked President Trump questions concerning what he thought about CNN threatening the Reddit user who created the “wrestling” meme Trump tweeted Sunday and if he would take military action if North Korea conducted another missile launch.

  1. “Fake News is more important than North Korea’s missile launch”.

Trump launched into a full tirade against CNN, continuing his war against the network on foreign soil, saying the network was ‘fake news’ and the United States was fighting against fake news media. He went on and on and then said CNN wasn’t the only fake news purveyor. Then he named NBC saying they forgot he made them famous with his reality TV show ‘The Apprentice’.

Then, North Korea. Trump responded saying North Korea’s actions were “very very bad” and the U.S would take very severe measures regarding North Korea and its missile tests. There was no mention of Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

2. President Trump cannot categorically say Russia meddled in the 2016 elections, so maybe other countries?

When questioned about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S elections, President Trump could not give a direct answer, saying “It could have been Russia, but it could well have been other countries”, suggesting other countries may have been involved. Also, no direct mention of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Maybe Trump is having pre-Putin meeting jitters?

3. It is all President Obama’s fault. Literally.

President Trump answering a reporter who asked handling of information concerning Russian meddling, reiterated some of his tweets last week, saying the reason former President Barrack Obama did nothing about Russian meddling is that he didn’t expect Trump to win.

“I don’t draw red lines, President Obama drew a red line and I was the one that made it look better than it was”

4. President Trump does not know how many intelligence agencies the United States has.

Trump responding when a reporter asked why he wouldn’t agree with his intelligence agencies that Russia meddled with the 2016 elections said: “I heard it was 17 agencies, I said boy that’s a lot –do we even have 17 agencies, let’s check that”.

 

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