US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, on 11 January 2017. (Photo: Reuters)
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‘I Think It Was Russia,’ Donald Trump Concedes Hacking Row

"Your Organisation Sucks": Trump Screams at CNN Reporter

Donald Trump attacked CNN, Buzzfeed and intelligence agencies again.

I think it was disgraceful that intelligence agencies have released false and fake information to the public. As far as Buzzfeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, and as far as CNN was going out of the way to pick it up.

When a CNN reporter interrupted Trump, he said, “Your organisation sucks.”

He also discussed his plans on submitting a major report on measures against hacking, which he dubbed “this new phenomenon”.

January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 5:11 pm

Trump Still Wants to Build Wall Along Mexico Border

Trump also elaborated on his plans of building a wall along the Mexican border, asserting that Mexico will have to pay for it.

We are going to build a wall. I can wait for a year to go through negotiations with Mexico. But I don’t want to wait and Mexico will reimburse us for the wall and that will happen.

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada reacted to Trump’s “wall” remark:

January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 5:05 pm

"Less Expensive, Far Better": Trump's Vague Plans on Replacing Obamacare

On the issue on Obamacare, which according to Trump has been a “total disaster”, he said:

Obamacare is a total disaster. They can say what you want. 2017 will be the bad year, it is going to be catastrophic. We can sit back and criticise. The easiest thing will be to let it implode on 2017. We are going to be submitting a plan, to repeal and replace. We are going to get our health bills passed. The deductibles are so high that people go broke after paying the premium.
January 11, 2017, 5:38 pm
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Sons Don and Eric to Run Trump Businesses

Many have questioned the potential conflict of interest that may arise with Trump, a businessman, taking over as US President. Trump will have to step away from all his businesses to be able to take charge as President as per a federal ethics law.

My company is much bigger than people though. Don and Eric will be running the company in a professional manner, they’re not going to discuss it with me.

He then promptly left the podium to let his lawyer talk about the measures that have been taken to avoid conflict of interest.

January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 4:42 pm

Trump Will Not Reveal Tax Returns

When questioned about the release of his tax returns to prove that he has no business dealings with Russia, Trump responded that only the reporters are “the only ones who care”.

January 12, 2017, 7:04 am

'If Putin Likes Me, It's an Asset'

When asked about allegations that Russia hacked into accounts to help Trump win the elections, he said:

If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider it an asset, not a liability because we have a horrible relationship with Russia...I don’t know that I’m going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do. But there’s a good chance I won’t.
January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 4:36 pm

'As Far as Hacking, I Think It Was Russia'

Trump acknowledged that hacking of the Democratic National Committee servers was done by Russia.

As far as hacking, I think it was Russia. But I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people. The DNC was totally open to be hacked. Hacking is bad. 
Donald Trump

He wants to assemble the “greatest computer minds” to “form a defense” against hacking in future.

One of the things we’re gonna do, we have some of the greatest computer minds anywhere in the world that we’ve assembled. You saw just a sample of it two weeks ago up here where we had the six top people in the world - they were never in the same room together as a group. And we’re gonna put those minds together and we’re going to form a defense.
January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 4:33 pm

'I'll be The Greatest Job Producer God Created'

Moving on from his accusations against the media, Trump said "pharma has a lot of power" and that his administration is "gonna do big things".

I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created. We’re going to need certain amounts of other things, including a little bit of luck.

...And the Pharma Stocks Crashed

When Trump said that the “pharmaceutical industry is getting away with murder” and that there are a lot of lobbyists with “a lot of power”, the stocks of the pharmaceutical industry crashed right after that.

He spoke about the delayed F-35 fighter jet projects and said there will now be more competition, which will be “a beautiful thing”.

And with this, the stock of F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin nosedived.

January 11, 2017, 5:44 pm
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Trump Starts Press Conference by Attacking "Fake News"

Trump started off his first press conference after being elected by bashing “some” of the media houses for running stories meant to demean him. He maintained that the intelligence community did release documents on the alleged Russian influence in the Presidential elections, which he called “fake news”. He said this would be a “tremendous blot” on the intelligence agencies' legacy.

January 11, 2017, 5:38 pm
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Mike Pence Takes the Stage

Vice President elect Mike Pence took the stage to introduce the Trump team that will take charge of the White House in nine days.

Both the incoming White House Press Secretary and Mike Pence took jibes at the media, accusing it of repeatedly trying to sabotage the Trump administration. They termed this a "sad and pathetic attempt to get clicks".

But today we will tell you about the real progress.
January 12, 2017, 7:04 am
January 11, 2017, 4:18 pm

Press to Finally Get a Look-In

US President-elect Donald Trump will hold a press conference on Wednesday, the first after his unexpected November 8 electoral victory in New York.

The President-elect will address how he’s handling the transfer of his business to focus on the country and getting Americans back to work for American growth.
Sean Spicer, Incoming White House Press Secretary

There is great anticipation around Trump’s press conference, given that he has not addressed the media or taken their questions after he surprised the political pundits with his stunning victory in the US presidential election.

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