Trump also claimed that the media represents the special interests and that they are not telling the American people the truth, which is why he has to speak directly to the people. "It was-it's a joke, and the people mentioned in the story, I notice they were on television today saying they never even spoke to Russian Federation. In fact, President Obama got 365 in 2008".
He added: "There is nobody I have more respect for, well maybe a little bit, than reporters, good reporters".
Most of the questions lead the reader to confirm an assertion about how unfairly Trump has been treated by the media, or the "opposition party" as his top strategist Steve Bannon calls it. From fake news though. However, it quickly turned into a harsh denunciation of the USA media and a lengthy defence of his first four weeks in office. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk about it, to find out what's going on because the press, honestly, is out of control. "The dishonesty is out of control". "I watch it, I see it, I am amazed by it".
Low mortgage rates not impressing potential new home buyers
One of the problems is that once rates reach rock bottom (which is pretty well where they are right now) the only way is up. This could be a good time for more young Americans to take out a Roth Individual Retirement Account or IRA for short.
When Acosta points out that Trump is "attacking our network", Trump responds: "I'm changing it".
Trump praised "FOX & Friends", the Fox News morning show, for their treatment of him.
Trump's tenure at the White House has been rocked by a series of hits, including the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the failed nomination of Andrew Puzder for labor secretary, and reports of his administration's ties to Russian Federation in the lead up to his election. No, but the tone is such - I do get good ratings; you have to admit that. You know the word "tone". "I don't think there's ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we've done", Mr. Trump said.
Kansas Senate shoots down Democratic income-tax plan
Senate Republican leaders were pushing a budget-balancing plan last week that included a $128 million education funding cut. The Democrats' tax plan would have brought in more than $1.2 billion over the next two fiscal years.
In an article headlined, "This Just In From CNN: More Fake News", the veteran White House reporter penned: "I was fully aware that the mainstream media would go into meltdown mode when I was called on first".
On himself: "I'm not a bad person by the way".
At Wednesday's press conference, Townhall's Katie Pavlich, a conservative commentator, asked Trump to lay out "compromises you have in mind" for a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. But they have the most honest morning show.
President sizes up his administration as 'a fine-tuned machine'
When it was pointed out that what he had said was untrue, he said, "Well, I don't know, I was given that information". Trump then complained about the media not reporting on his polls and took credit for the growing stock market.
Taunting questioners with dignified observations such as "Here's another beauty" (addressed to a journalist from that disreputable organization known as the BBC), Trump was belligerent and bellicose, oozing contempt for the members of the Fourth Estate whenever they posed a question he didn't like. "I would be your biggest fan in the world, including bad stories about me". "You're the one that wrote about them and reported them, I mean the leaks are real".