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President Donald Trump delivered a number of off-the-cuffs controversial comments during a press conference Wednesday after the middle elections that saw Republicans hold control across the Senate but losing a majority in the House of Representatives to Democrats.
Here are some of the most controversial, colorful or disputed moments:
“It’s enough,” Trump said several times.
When a White House Person tried to take the microphone from Acosta, he returned it.
“I’m not worried about anything with Russia’s investigation because it’s a hoax,” said Trump, interrupting Acosta’s question. “It’s enough. Put down the microphone.”
At one point, Trump left the teacher to criticize Acosta.
“I tell you what, CNN will be ashamed of yourself if you work for them,” said the president and shook a finger on Acosta. “You are a rude, horrible person. You should not work for CNN.”
In response to one of Acosta’s previous questions that challenged Trump to call the American immigrant cart an “invasion”, the president replied: “Honestly, I believe that you should let me run Land. You run CNN. And if you did well, your grades would be much better. “
When PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked about Trumps declaration to be “a nationalist” country responded to Trump:
“Why do I have the highest opinion with African Americans?” Honestly, I mean, I know you have written it and you will tell me. Let me tell you you, it’s a racist issue. “
When a reporter from Yahoo! News asked Trump about claims that he has used the N-word earlier and the former “Celebrity Apprentice” star and rapper Lil Jon said that Trump called him an “uncle Tom”, Trump responded by saying he did not know Lil Jon.
The reporter reminded the president that Lil Jon was on the apprentice, the NBC show that Trump was recording for more than a decade.
“I do not use racist comments and you know what if I made you people you would have known about it. I’ve heard that there are tape for years,” said Trump.
Twitter has one field day after Trump denied knowing “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Lil Jon at the press conference after midterms.
When a reporter asked for retirement among Republican legislators injured the party in the middle, Trump quoted retirement by late Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, as a positive development .
Trump: “In Jeff Flake’s case, I’m clean and simple. I retired. I’m very proud of it. I made the country a good favor.”
More surprise than controversial, but in a moment Trump sought vice president Mike Pence when a reporter asked the president if he would keep Pence as his running mate in 2020.
“Well, I have not asked him, but I hope so , “said Trump.
“Where are you?” Trump asked when he looked around the eastern room.
Pence sat on Trumps left winged.
“Mike, are you going to be my jumping partner?” Trump asked. “Stand up, Mike, please. Raise your right hand. No, I’m just joking.”
Pence nodded his consent.
“Will you? Thank you, okay, good,” said Trump. “The answer is” yes “.”
Before a reporter from Japan was able to get a trade-related question, he cut off and asked, “Where are you from?”
“Japan” replied the reporter.
“Hello to Shinzo,” said Trump, referring to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I’m sure he’s happy with the taxes on his cars.”
When the reporter continued his question, Trump said he could not understand him.
Trump said that Abe is one of the people he is “closest” to, “but I tell him all the time that Japan is not treating the US fair on trade.”
“They send in millions of cars with very low taxes, they do not take our cars, and if they have a huge tax on the cars. And I do not blame Japan, I blame the people who were in charge of the United States for to allow it to happen. “
When asked whether he would block a potential democratic investigation of his tax returns, Trump said that they were already subject to review and that” people would not understand them “.
He said that if the audit was completed, he would “have an open mind” to release the return.
“But it’s big, and it’s complicated and it’s probably high in the foot. It’s a very complex instrument,” said Trump about the tax audit. “And I think people would not understand it.”
When asked if he could work with Democrats, even though they began to investigate him, Trump kicked back:” No, if they do, then it’s only – all that is, is a war. “He suggested since he could start investigating democrats. “I think I know more than they know,” he said.
Question that he would end special adviser Robert Mueller’s investigation of claims that the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia to blend in the 2016 presidential election, Trump said: “I could have finished it some time I wanted, I did not. There was no interaction. It was nothing. “
When asked about Russia’s sinner later in the conversation, Trump said it was a” shame and embarrassment “for the country and suggested that he could stop it and” shoot all right now. “
” But I do not want to stop it, for politically I do not like to stop it, “Trump said.
” I just let it go on, “he said.” They waste a lot of money, but I release on that, because I do not want to do it. But you’re right, I could finish it right now. I could say, “The investigation is over.” “
Writers called the president with questions about voters oppressive during the middle of the election.” Well, I give you voters oppressive, “said Trump. Take a look at the CNN polls, how wrong they were. It’s called voters oppressive. “
Trump said that people who speak of impeachment are” sick “and that he had a” very warm conversation “Tuesday with Congress woman Nancy Pelosi, a probable candidate for the Speaker of the House, and that she did not speak with him about impeachment.
“What are you doing? Are you protecting someone because he created the greatest economic success in our country’s history? “Trump said.” Let us condemn him for the country to be so successful. Let us condemn him. “”
“Sit down! Sit down!” Trump snapped on reporter April Ryan who tried to interject with a question but did not have the microphone.
“Excuse me,” said Trump. “I do not answer you.” When Ryan continued, Trump asked her to sit down again. “Very hostile. It’s so hostile media,” he said. “It’s so sad.”
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Maureen Groppe, John Fritze and David Jackson contributed.
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