Trump rants about 'out of control' press dishonesty in first solo presser

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Trump said the USA news media serve special interests and people profiting off what he called "a very, very obviously broken system".

US President Donald Trump addressed America at a press conference in Washington this evening and one of the topics he spoke about was the media.

He went on to brag about his victory over Hillary Clinton and the rising stock market, and accused Obama holdovers of leaking information, saying "I don't have any deals with Russian Federation".

Noting that 80 per cent of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's decisions are overturned, Mr Trump criticised last week's decision by an appeals court to uphold a temporary ban on his executive order restricting travel into the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations and suspending the US's refugee resettlement programme. While Trump maintained he inherited a "mess," he also claimed Thursday he'll clean it up.

(President Trump) "What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information".

"I open the paper and I see stories of chaos, chaos", Trump scolded reporters.

"Putin probably assumes that he can't make a deal with me any more because politically it would be unpopular for a politician to make a deal", he said. Last July, he told a news conference in Florida: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing".

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican hawk who has blasted Trump over claims of voter fraud and called for in-depth investigations over Trump's alleged links to Russian Federation, described the President's overtures towards Russian Federation as "a cloud over the White House".

However, Mr Trump, who appeared on his own without press advisers or officials, used the opportunity to lambast the media several times, singling out the "failing New York Times" in particular for criticism. If confirmed by the Senate, Acosta would be the first Hispanic pick in Trump's cabinet.

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