Trump: ‘Russia Is Fake News’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “Russia is fake news” and insisted that he has no business connections in that country.

Trump appeared to be responding to a Tuesday report from the New York Times that members of his campaign staff made repeated contact with Russian officials before the 2016 election.

“Russia is fake news. Russia — this is fake news put out by the media,” Trump told reporters at a press conference.

“Speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia,” he said.

Trump claimed that “the extent” of his connection with Russia was two phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin: the first when the Russian leader congratulated him on his election win and the second when Putin congratulated Trump on his inauguration.

“But so did many other leaders,” Trump noted. “Almost all other leaders from almost all other countries.”

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  1. Didn’t he mean that “Russian News is fake”?

  2. That man will probably be the first head of state in world history to commit suicide on live tv.

  3. He’s falling apart…

  4. He’s doing that sniffing thing again - that’s the tell that lets you know he’s completely bullshitting.

  5. So you fired Flynn because he wasn’t colluding with Russia and simply did it for shits and giggles?

    If the “leaked” information wasn’t true, then why did you fire him?

    Again, let’s not forget that in his first tweet, Trump referred to the leaks as “classified information.” Not fake news or lies or fiction.

    So, here’s a very serious question: if the leaks are composed of “classified information,” and if the leaks are so serious, doesn’t that suggest the leaks are real?

    I mean, after all, wouldn’t Trump regard anything reported in the alleged “fake news media” also to be fake?

    And if the leaks are fake, what’s all the hubbub about, and why did you fire your NSC Advisor over them Mr. so-called “President”?

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