Donald Trump holds first formal presser since US Presidential Election victory - VIDEO

21:26   11 January 2017    1051

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to discuss the future of his business empire and his cabinet selections during the press conference.

At least 250 journalists are packing the Trump Tower lobby, per the pool report from the scene. Spotted: Omarosa Manigault, former “Apprentice contestant” who has been named to the White House staff, was in the house as preparations were under way.

In advance of Mr. Trump`s arrival, staff brought in stacks of files and placed them on a table next to the podium. Not clear what is in them. Donald Trump is now on stage. Spokesman Sean Spicer is speaking. Also on stage: Eric, Ivanka and Donald, Jr.

Trump`s Mic Drop

Trump ended the presser by pointing at the piles of papers containing information about his "many many companies" that are now under control of Trump`s sons and the new trust. Using his catchphrase from the TV show `Apprentice`, he said: "I hope at the end of my eight years I will come back and I`ll say: Oh, you did a good job! Otherwise, if they do a bad job, I`ll say: You`re fired!"

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21 :06

Trump Doesn`t Back Away From `Nazi` Tweet

Mr. Trump doubled down on an inflammatory post on Twitter Wednesday morning that compared the political climate in the U.S. to Nazi Germany.

“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out….that`s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did.”

21:06

Trump: We Will Biuld a Wall, and Mexico Will Reimburse Us for It

Trump reiterated that the US will indeed build a wall on the Mexican border. Trump said he does not want to wait a year or a year and a half to do so and would start the process immediately after the inauguration: "We`re going to start building, and Mexico will reimburse us for it whether via tax or a payment."

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21 : 03

Trump on Border Tax

Trump commented on the border tax for US companies willing to move jobs overseas. Trump said that "there will be a major border tax on companies leaving the US and getting away with murder."

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20 : 59

On Obamacare: Complete and Total Disaster

A reporter asked what Trump is going to do about Rhe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. Trump responded by saying that "it would be easier to let Obamacare implode in 2017." "We`re going to do repeal and replace and get a health bill passed," Trump said. "Obamacare is the Democrats` problem. We`re going to take it off the shelves for them."


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20:40

Trump: Does Anyone Really Believe That Clinton Would Be Tougher On Putin Than Me?

Commenting on the issue of US-Russia relations under a new US president, Trump said: "Does anyone believe that Clinton would be tougher on Putin than me? Give me a break!"

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20:36

Trump is `Completely Isolating Himself From His Business`

Trump`s attorney said that Trump wants there to be no doubt that he is isolating himself from his business.



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