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Trump criticizes media for being 'unfair' and 'dishonest' Updated: 2017-02-17 18:27:41 KST


At a news conference held at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump launched a series of attacks on the media, claiming that it's been giving his administration unfair treatment.


"I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it. But tomorrow, the headlines are going to be 'Donald Trump rants and raves.' I'm not ranting and raving."

Trump also accused the media of delivering fake news by saying that his campaign team had been in contact with Russian officials.

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"I did not do anything for Russia, I've done nothing for Russia."

This was following a series of reports accusing him and his aides of having had contact with Russian intelligence officials during his presidential campaign.
He also complained about the flood of leaks dogging his administration, saying information printed in publications like the Washington Post and the New York Times could damage the U.S. response to global issues with the Middle East and North Korea.


"I don't have to tell you what I'm going to do in North Korea. And I don't have to tell you what I'm going to do with Iran. You know why? Because they shouldn't know."

He also blasted the leaks of his phone conversations with world leaders to the press, calling it a criminal act.
Trump ended the press conference with remarks about the "significant progress" his new administration has made in the month since his inauguration, such as a more positive business climate and a rising stock market.
But things are far from settled in the White House.

On the same day, Trump's latest pick for National Security Adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned the offer down, citing family and financial reasons.
The admiral was supposed to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned Monday after it emerged he had lied to White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his phone conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Lee Unshin Arirang News.

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