Trump on leaks: ‘Are we living in Nazi Germany?’


January 11, 2017 – Hours before his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted U.S. intelligence agencies, blaming them for leaking unsubstantiated (FAKE) reports on his relationship with Russia and demanding, “Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

A U.S. official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that intelligence officials had informed Trump last week about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not allowed to publicly discuss the matter. Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the intelligence community’s findings last week, the official said.

Media outlets reported on the document late Tuesday, and Trump quickly took to Twitter to denounce it as “fake news.” He suggested that he’s being persecuted for defeating other GOP presidential hopefuls and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the election.

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“I win an election easily, a great ‘movement’ is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!” he tweeted early Wednesday. “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

Trump “Before we start, I want to bring your attention to a few points on the report that was published in BuzzFeed last night. It’s frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the president-elect’s campaign to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information on the internet just days before he takes the oath of office.”

During President-Elect Donald Trump’s press conference, he called out a reporter who tried to ask him a question. This reporter was rude and would not wait to be called upon. He told the reporter he wasn’t going to take a question from him and called him “fake news.” Who was he yelling at?

According to Olivia Nuzzi from The Daily Beast, he was yelling at Jim Acosta from CNN:

Acosta said to Trump: “Since you’re attacking us can you give us a question?… Since you’re attacking our news organization can you give us a chance?”

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As he kept speaking over Trump, who was calling on a different reporter, Trump said: “Quiet… Don’t be rude.”

The reporter kept asking, “Can you give us a question?”

Trump responded:

I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”

Politico noted that the reporter responded, “Mr. President-Elect, that’s not appropriate!”


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