Defiant Trump lashes out at media, fellow Republicans for midterm losses

Saul Bowman
November 8, 2018

President Donald Trump got personal with CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, calling him a "terrible person" directly from the podium.

When Manigault-Newman, once Trump's highest-ranking black adviser, first claimed such tapes existed, she was on a PR tour promoting her tell-all book. And he went on to say "I think it's very bad for my country, I'll tell you". You shouldn't be working for CNN....

US President seemed to walk out as the reporter clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president´s views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the US border.

The spar happened when Acosta prodded the president over his campaign messaging, specifically his decision to focus on illegal immigration and the migrant caravan.

Mr Trump also delivered a stark warning to the Democratic Party following yesterday's midterm elections: Investigate me, and I'll investigate you - and the Government will grind to a halt.

On Twitter, the singer called Trump a "fucking embarrassment".

Mr. Trump had laudatory words for Nancy Pelosi, who could once again be speaker of the House, saying they can work together.

"I think you should let me run the country and let you run CNN, " Trump said.

TRUMP: I consider it to be an invasion.

"This president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".

"That's enough. That's enough", Trump said.

ACOSTA: Mr. President, I had one other question if I may ask on the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump said Republicans "defied history" by expanding their majority in the Senate to at least 51 seats, while chastising Republicans who failed to embrace his support.

"Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump quipped, adding, "You aren't the best". You rudely interrupted him. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is disgusting.

"It was quite a chaotic and extraordinary news conference and when you cut away all the other stuff, there was a clear message coming from the president".

"I've never seen anything like it", he said. The network said while Trump doesn't respect a free press, he has the constitutional responsibility to protect it.

As the president spoke, the AP called the contested Montana Senate race for Jon Tester, one of the Democrats that Trump was reportedly most hoping to defeat.

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