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daily 02/17/2017

    • Trump sparred with the press for over an hour
    • complaining he inherited a “mess” and slamming stories that his campaign was constantly in contact with Russia as “fake news.”
    • Trump held court during a news conference that lasted an hour and fifteen minutes, carving out a stunning moment in modern American political history. He displayed a sense of anger and grievance rarely vented by a President in public —
    • The leaks are real. The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake,” Trump said.
    • “I’m here again to take my message straight to the people
    • Trump in fact predicted how his animated and unorthodox news conference will be interpreted in the press.
    • The general impression was of a president who is deeply frustrated at the way his new White House is being portrayed and who had decided to take matters into his own hands with a dramatic intervention.
    • We have made incredible progress. I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done,” Trump said.
    • Trump was repeatedly pressed on whether his campaign staff had been in contact with Russia, as a widening drama over his alleged connections with Moscow dominates news coverage.

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