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Here’s Trump’s wild, wide-ranging press conference

This is a must-watch event.


Andrew Couts


Published Feb 16, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 11:49 pm CDT

President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a wild, more than hour-long White House press conference that began with the introduction of his new labor secretary nominee, Alex Acosta. Then it spanned everything from “fake news” to “nuclear holocaust.”

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In a style Trump has rarely employed since the campaign trail, the president took questions on a slew of different issues from a wide range of reporters and answered with candid clarity in a conversational tone. The press conference lasted more than an hour and 15 minutes, sending Twitter aflutter with virtually every new line. 

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Your reaction to the press conference likely depends on who you voted for on Election Day. Trump supporters will likely see a straight-talking president standing by his commitments to the American people, and unafraid to take tough questions from the press. 

Critics will likely see a baffling display from a president losing his grip on reality.

Regardless of the reactions, the press conference is sure to be a talking point in the United States and around the world for days.

Here’s the full video:

If reading is more your thing, here’s the full transcript, provided by the New York Times.

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*First Published: Feb 16, 2017, 3:10 pm CST