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    Donald Trump Holds First Formal Presser Since US Presidential Election Victory

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    US President-elect Donald Trump discussed the future of his business empire, the US intelligence community's report on the alleged Russian "hacking" of the US presidential election, as well as his cabinet selections during the press conference.

    The US' presidential election took place on November 8, 2016. Republican nominee Donald Trump won, by gaining a major electoral lead over his rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Trump, 70, will be sworn in as the 45th US President on the steps of the US Capitol on January 20.

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    • 21:12

      Trump Says US Does Not Need a 'Reset Button' to Get Along With Russia

      "There is no reset button. We are either going to get along or we are not."

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    • 21:07

      Trump Promises to Start US-Mexico Border Wall Negotiations Immediately After Inauguration

      "I could wait about a year-and-a-half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately when we get to office, but I don't want to wait," Trump stated. "We're going to start building."

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    • 20:25

      Trump's Mic Drop

      Trump ended the presser by pointing at the piles of papers containing information about his "many many companies" that are now under control of Trump's sons and the new trust. Using his catchphrase from the TV show 'Apprentice', he said: "I hope at the end of my eight years I will come back and I'll say: Oh, you did a good job! Otherwise, if they do a bad job, I'll say: You're fired!"

    • 20:17

      Trump Promises 'All Countries' Will Respect the US More When He is President

      In conclusion, Trump said all countries will respect the US 'far more than under the past administration.'

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    • 20:15

      The Intel Report on Russian Alleged Hacking 'Wasn't Worth the Paper It Was Written On'

      Trump stressed the low quality of the US intelligence community's report on alleged Russian hacking by saying that the report shouldn't have been released at all.

      "The report wasn't even worth the paper it was written on," Trump said.

    • 20:12

      'Intelligence Agencies are Vital'

      Trump said that he believes intelligence agencies to be vital.

      "Within 90 days, intelligence officials will come back to me with a report on hacking," Trump announced. He noted that the report will be on hacking defense.

      "The US is hacked by everybody. That includes Russia, China... Everybody," Trump said.

    • 20:07

      On 'Intel' Leak: Something That Could Happen in Nazi Germany

      Trump said that it was disgraceful that intelligence agencies allowed false information to get out: "That was like Nazi Germany!"

      Trump also bashed BuzzFeed for the publication saying that the media outlet "will suffer the consequences for its report."

      "BuzzFeed is a failing pile of garbage," Trump said.

    • 20:04

      Trump: We Will Build a Wall, and Mexico Will Reimburse Us for It

      Trump reiterated that the US will indeed build a wall on the Mexican border.

      Trump said he does not want to wait a year or a year and a half to do so and would start the process immediately after the inauguration: "We're going to start building, and Mexico will reimburse us for it whether via tax or a payment."

    • 20:03

      Trump on Border Tax

      Trump commented on the border tax for US companies willing to move jobs overseas.

      Trump said that "there will be a major border tax on companies leaving the US and getting away with murder."

    • 19:57

      On Obamacare: Complete and Total Disaster

      A reporter asked what Trump is going to do about Rhe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare.

      Trump responded by saying that "it would be easier to let Obamacare implode in 2017." He said that his administration is planning to "repeal and replace Obamacare essentially simultaneously."

      "We're going to do repeal and replace and get a health bill passed," Trump said. "Obamacare is the Democrats' problem. We're going to take it off the shelves for them."

    • 19:56

      On Tillerson and His Confirmation Hearing at the US Senate

      Trump was asked to comment on Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson who has a confirmation hearing at the US Senate today.

      In response, Trump praised his candidate for his experience in business.


    • 19:42

      Trump is 'Completely Isolating Himself From His Business'

      Trump's attorney said that Trump wants there to be no doubt that he is isolating himself from his business.

      She said Trump's investments and business assets in Trump Organization have all been or will be conveyed to a trust before January 20.

      The attorney stressed that no new foreign deals will be made during Trump's presidency.

    • 19:51

      Trump: I Turned Down $2bn Dubai Deal Over the Weekend

      Trump revealed that, over the weekend, he was offered $2 billion to do a deal in Dubai with a "great developer."

    • 19:39

      Trump on His Tax Returns

      When a journalist asked Trump when he would release his tax returns, Trump said that "the only people who care about his tax returns are reporters."

      He maintained that he is not releasing his tax returns because they are still under audit.

      He also said that people will 'learn very little' from his tax returns once they are released.

    • 19:36

      Trump on US-Russia Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism

      Trump assessed that Russia 'could help' the US fight Daesh.

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    • 19:44

      Trump: Does Anyone Really Believe That Clinton Would Be Tougher On Putin Than Me?

      Commenting on the issue of US-Russia relations under a new US president, Trump said: "Does anyone believe that Clinton would be tougher on Putin than me? Give me a break!"

    • 19:33

      "If Putin Likes Trump, That's Called an Asset"

      Answering the question whether he believes that he would get along with President Putin, Trump said he didn't know but that "if Putin likes Donald Trump, it's called an asset, not a liability."

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      Donald Trump said he hopes to get along with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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    • 19:30

      Trump Answers Question About Briefing on Alleged Russian Hacking

      Trump said that "sick people put the report together".

      Trump then said that, having read the report, he thinks that the US has been hacked "by Russia, other countries, other people".

      He also said that the "report should not have been released."

      Talking about the DNC, Trump said that it was "totally open to being hacked." He pointed out that hackers tried to hack the RNC but were unable to get through.

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      Trump: Russia May Have Hacked Election, Other Countries Also Hack US

      President-elect Donald Trump said that he thought the United States could be hacked by other countries, not necessarily by Russia.
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    • 19:26

      Trump Comments on Faulty F-35

      Trump said that F-35 is "way behind the schedule and billions over budget".


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      Donald Trump promised to cut the costs of the F-35 jet and make the plane "even better".
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    • 19:25

      Trump's Family Present at the Presser

    • 19:21

      Donald Trump Begins His Presser

      Donald Trump started by thanking the members of the news organizations present at the presser, the ones that joined him in condemning recent "fake news" surrounding him and the US intelligence community's report on alleged Russian "hacking" of the US elections.

    • 19:19

      Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Takes the Floor

      Speaking before Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence is bashing mainstream media for releasing 'fake news' about President-elect.

      Pence said it was an "irresponsible decision of a few news organizations" to run with the false report.

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      An explosive yet unsubstantiated story about Donald Trump's alleged activities on a trip to Moscow actually originated with users of 4Chan, the internet bulletin board claims.
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    • 19:15

      The Presser Begins

      Donald Trump's first official presser since his victory in the US Presidential election has begun at Trump Tower in New York City.


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