Trump blamed media in "dishonesty"

Trump blamed media in "dishonesty"U.S. President Donald Trump used his news conference at the White House on Thursday to defend his presidency, slam reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and promis to crack down on the leaking of classified information. He also launched a ferocious attack on the America's news media.

"Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system. The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people," Trump said, expressing his discontent with media.

"The level of dishonesty is out of control," he added.

Answering question, concerning the resignation of Mike Flynn, Trump said he "is a fine person, and I asked for his resignation. He respectfully gave it."

The President proceeded, saying "what he did wasn’t wrong — what he did in terms of the information he saw. What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information, because that was classified information that was given illegally. That’s the real problem."

"And, you know, you can talk all you want about Russia, which was all a, you know, fake news, fabricated deal, to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats and the press plays right into it," Trump said, once again adding that there were a lot of fake news about the situation.

Nearly a month into his presidency, Trump said his new administration had made "significant progress" and took credit for an optimistic business climate and a rising stock market. He pushed back against widespread reports of a chaotic start to his administration marked by a contentious executive order — now tied up in a legal fight — to place a ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
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