In the first press conference since the election, President-elect Donald Trump spoke to the press for just a few minutes while boxing promoter Don King stood at his side.
Of note is his answer to the question of possible sanctions against Russia for the alleged hacking and interference in our election. He seemed to blame computers, and said we just need to move on with our lives:
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters Wednesday night outside of his Florida resort, also casting doubt on the government’s assessment that Russia hacked U.S. political organizations.
“I think the computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” he added. “We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security that we need.”
It was very short but at least he finally addressed the media – many journalists had been beginning to gripe that he had been as transparent as Hillary when she was criticized for not having a press conference. At least she didn’t string along Don King with her.
Trump just had a mini press conference with Don King at his side. pic.twitter.com/fkSJejxzbe
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) December 29, 2016
Trump announced he would be having a normal press conference in January.