Donald Trump Appears Pleased With His Press Conference Performance

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President Donald Trump thanked his supporters Friday for “all of the nice statements” about the impromptu press conference held at the White House.

Trump said at the beginning of Thursday’s conference that “I’m making this presentation directly to the American people, with the media present.” It lasted more than than an hour and 15 minutes, in which Trump scolded the media, boasted about his administration and complained that he inherited a “mess” from President Obama.

On his Twitter account the following morning, Trump similarly positioned himself against the media:

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