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Trump news conference sets worldwide social media afire
Reuters ^ | January 11, 2017 | Melissa Fares

Posted on 01/11/2017 11:30:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In his first news conference since the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Donald Trump set social media ablaze on Wednesday with remarks including harsh criticism of the press and a defense of his goal to improve ties with Russia.

The session, held in the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan, featured a number of viral moments, like an exchange with a reporter whom Trump accused of peddling "fake news."

"I'm not going to give you a question," Trump told the journalist from CNN, which reported on Tuesday that the Republican president-elect had been briefed by U.S. intelligence agencies about allegations that Russian operatives had compromising information about him.

"You are fake news!" he told the reporter in a moment that reverberated on Twitter.

Trump's comment that reporters were "the only ones who care" about whether he released his tax returns stirred up 165,000 tweets during the session. Social media users asked others to "retweet if you’re not a reporter and still care about seeing Trump’s tax returns."

In Russia, the hashtag #TrumpPressConference was a top-trending topic during the news conference and for several hours afterward.

"If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability because we have a horrible relationship with Russia," Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, said in reference to the Russian president.

"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," Trump said, prompting thousands of tweets from people in Russia....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Politics
KEYWORDS: cnn; media; msm; putin; trump; twitter

1 posted on 01/11/2017 11:30:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ironic, because it was supposed to set Donald Trump’s Presidency afire.


2 posted on 01/11/2017 11:33:31 PM PST by Steely Tom ([VOTE FRAUD] == [CIVIL WAR])
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The World will love him for his candor. The Globalists will conspire to silence him.


3 posted on 01/11/2017 11:43:12 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When are these pinheads ever gonna learn? Trump gives a good as he gets......even more so. I’m so proud of him but I pray for his safety.......


4 posted on 01/11/2017 11:48:05 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Steely Tom

I am just now watching the ‘Press Conference’. The Fox in Mexico reacted with huffing and puffing about a ‘stupid wall’. According to this article.. Funny who Rooters felt necessary to include in their ‘report’.


5 posted on 01/11/2017 11:50:03 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Dawgreg
When are these pinheads ever gonna learn?

They sure have learned to stop accusing conservatives of spreading fake news, you can take that to the bank.

6 posted on 01/11/2017 11:53:40 PM PST by Steely Tom ([VOTE FRAUD] == [CIVIL WAR])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sorry, I just don’t get this fascination with tweets. Seems pretty silly to give any weight to an anonymous touch of a phone screen......


7 posted on 01/11/2017 11:58:43 PM PST by JParris
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To: Gene Eric
I think the globalists will at first try to woo him.

Trump has the planet by the balls.

8 posted on 01/12/2017 12:16:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: JParris

I am sorry, I just don’t get this fascination with tweets. Seems pretty silly to give any weight to an anonymous touch of a phone screen......


Trump says it is like owning a newspaper without the losses.

It seems to be working for him.


9 posted on 01/12/2017 12:17:18 AM PST by joshua c (Cut the cord! Don't pay for the rope they hang you with.)
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To: Steely Tom

I despise the press. Plenty of room at Gitmo.....maybe they ought to open up a fake news wing........grrrrrr


10 posted on 01/12/2017 12:22:48 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: knarf

I think they will try to kill him.


11 posted on 01/12/2017 12:26:05 AM PST by anton
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To: joshua c; JParris
Trump's tweets are like our Freeps .... It's a way one can develop a habit in communication.

Look at whatt WE do here in FR .... Trump does the same thing in a different vehicle.

12 posted on 01/12/2017 12:31:30 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trump is one of very few people on Earth that can do what he's doing. Going after the uni-party mafia and the corrupt intelligence agencies like an attack dog. Anyone else would have been assassinated long ago.

He's lived large under threats for most of his life and I wish him continued success

13 posted on 01/12/2017 12:53:55 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Dawgreg

Yes, me too. If they harm him or his family - it would be difficult not to go to war for him.


14 posted on 01/12/2017 12:59:33 AM PST by Lopeover (The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: varyouga
Trump is one of very few people on Earth that can do what he's doing.

You have to wonder if TPTB forgot they weren't dealing with Trump the private individual. Trump is the head of a VERY savvy and sophisticated organization; which seems to be having no trouble running rings around ALL opponents.

15 posted on 01/12/2017 1:00:53 AM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: Lopeover
Yes, me too. If they harm him or his family - it would be difficult not to go to war for him.

Let us hope those who might consider harming Trump the answer to their problems recognize he was OUR LAST HOPE of defanging the Leftist bastards peacefully.

And as JFK famously said..."Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

I do not believe they understand how close they came, but I pray I'm wrong.

16 posted on 01/12/2017 1:10:19 AM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: papertyger

hahaha. Really shows the incompetence of Government “intelligence” when a real estate firm runs circles around them...


17 posted on 01/12/2017 1:10:37 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Lopeover

IF anything happens to Trump, we can look directly AT the “intelligence agencies” and they had better hope they get their “ASSets” out of Dodge. Quickly.


18 posted on 01/12/2017 1:14:20 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Trump-2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do other countries have a similar fake news problem?


19 posted on 01/12/2017 1:18:44 AM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do other countries have a similar fake news problem?

Other than the ones where all the bad stuff about Muslims is buried.


20 posted on 01/12/2017 1:19:54 AM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: varyouga

“Real Estate Firm?”

Dude...have you ever noticed, despite holding properties around the globe, Trump’s record on successful terrorist attacks against
properties he’s responsible for was ALWAYS better than Hillary’s?

I don’t think that’s an accident.


21 posted on 01/12/2017 1:20:12 AM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: JParris

Twitter is not anonymous, unless you choose to hide behind a fake email address.


22 posted on 01/12/2017 1:21:47 AM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: varyouga

BTW...

I don’t think Trump decided to stay in Manhattan for much of his presidency on a whim, either.

One of the problems with our country is rich leftists living in liberal enclaves like D.C., LA, and NYC where they never have to deal with the peasants they’re screwing.

Trump “commuting” in and out of Manhattan is going to make life for those living there a nightmare...perhaps to the point of breaking up that particular enclave wherein dwells A LOT of the media ;o)


23 posted on 01/12/2017 1:34:06 AM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: JParris

Agree....


24 posted on 01/12/2017 1:57:00 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising)
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To: Steely Tom

It did set it on fire, their problem is that the fire is not under him, but themselves.


25 posted on 01/12/2017 2:01:48 AM PST by mazda77
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The press willing to report lies about President Trump, and hiding the truth about Obama pretty much tells you everything about the media.
Go President Trump.


26 posted on 01/12/2017 2:03:21 AM PST by just me (God bless President Trump and the USA)
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To: anton

So do I

I’m terrified for him


27 posted on 01/12/2017 2:06:18 AM PST by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud horrible deplorable)
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To: Thumper1960

Pompeo and Kelly are already working to drain the swamp at Langly and at DHS. They already know a report to Trump is due on April 21 on the status of the organizations which includes this incident.

I see this as the last ditch effort by McCain, Lindsey and the rest of the establishment to start the take down. Everything blows up in their faces, everything. And from this, the media knows they are on notice but there are still some who will try it. Many more will be leaving the country or going into hiding because the Special Prosecutors are going to start work after Sessions will recuse himself a number of times.


28 posted on 01/12/2017 2:11:45 AM PST by mazda77
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Outnumbered on FNC - Baier & the ladies. They all looked like they were all trying to suppress laughing at what DJT did to the CNN guy,


29 posted on 01/12/2017 2:19:33 AM PST by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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To: Steely Tom

The Libs are going to regret ever coining the phrase “fake news”.

Almost as much as “Deplorables”.


30 posted on 01/12/2017 2:44:31 AM PST by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CNN reporter Acosta was rude and unprofessional. If he had behaved differently CNN would not have been called “fake news”.


31 posted on 01/12/2017 4:01:48 AM PST by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: just me

America’s great so called investigative journalist decided that Obama would be our first black president and they would make it happen by hook or crook-—mostly by crook. To this very day we know next to nothing of this affirmative action failures of a president’s true history. I’m not referring to the “Birther” controversy as his birth mother supposedly was a politically misled young American girl and I leave that argument to others to wage. No sincere effort has ever been made to reveal the real history. Why is he allowed to seal his records from public scrutiny yet hold the highest office in the land and we’re supposed to have a free press?


32 posted on 01/12/2017 4:27:13 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: All

Honestly, the MSMedia CAN’T be surprised....they’ve attacked him RELENTLESSLY and really didn’t think he’d fight back?


33 posted on 01/12/2017 4:35:41 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia was behind a hacking campaign aimed at boosting Trump's presidential candidacy against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

This is the stock line that Reuters and AP are going to include in all their stories for the next 8 years.

34 posted on 01/12/2017 4:39:06 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: AZLiberty

If you peruse foreign media, you’ll find they very much have the same problem. Ex: BBC. Difference is their consumers/nationals put up with it.


35 posted on 01/12/2017 4:42:56 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: SauronOfMordor

I love the fact that they just got beat with the “fake news” club. Talk about instant karma.


36 posted on 01/12/2017 4:45:39 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Just mythoughts
The Fox in Mexico reacted with huffing and puffing about a ‘stupid wall’

He's lost billions since the election.

37 posted on 01/12/2017 4:56:08 AM PST by Does so ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge...)
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To: Dawgreg

I too worry about his safety. I believe they need to get some taller Secret Service in for Trump and his family. If you look back at assassinations and near-assassinations, they were all done by unhinged and unhinged lefties.


38 posted on 01/12/2017 6:06:20 AM PST by embers1432
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To: embers1432

He definitely needs to maintain his private security force in addition to Secret Service.


39 posted on 01/12/2017 8:05:16 AM PST by Pinkbell (http://dtforpres.blogspot.com/2016/11/cnn-lies-multiple-times-to-help-hillary.html)
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To: SauronOfMordor

The Libs are going to regret ever coining the phrase “fake news”.


Really. How quickly it backfired on them!


40 posted on 01/12/2017 8:11:03 AM PST by samtheman (I voted for Trump without Russian help.)
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To: embers1432

Lord only knows how many maniacs are out there that are more dangerous than we can imagine. The left has brainwashed these idiots into thinking Trump is evil and they will act out in some form.


41 posted on 01/12/2017 10:25:04 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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