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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:13

Media Calls Out Trump's Germophobe Claim, CNN Attack and Tax Return Refusal After Presser

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Donald Trump held his first news conference as president-elect on Wednesday, officially addressing reporters for the first time in 168 days.

Trump announced that he will not be divesting his ownership in The Trump Organization and that the business will be overseen by his two sons, Donald Trump, Jr.

and Eric Trump (though he said if they don't prove up to task, he will tell them "You're fired" when his presidency is done).

The conference was initially scheduled so Trump could announce how he plans to separate his business from the presidency, but much of the focus instead shifted to the release of an intelligence report and an unverified synopsis containing salacious claims that was published by BuzzFeed the day prior.

Trump, as well as his incoming press secretary Sean Spicer and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, began the presser by blasting BuzzFeed for running the unverified report. The president-elect subsequently engaged in a shouting match with CNN's Jim Acosta, who was in the room, over CNN's handling of the story. Pointing his finger, he labeled Acosta as "fake news" and refused to call on him to answer a question. (In a statement, CNN said after the press conference that Trump is "using BuzzFeed's decision to deflect from CNN's reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations.

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