President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference on Jan. 12 since winning the 2016 Presidential Election. During the press conference, he spoke about a number of issues, including the publication of documents that suggest the Russian government has compromising information on Trump, the future of his business dealings and what he plans to focus on when he enters office, according to The Telegraph. Despite Trump starting to talk in greater detail about his plans once he takes office, his manner remained contradictory to the long established protocol for a presidential press conference. His disposition during the press conference was ill fitting for the leader of our country.
When he addressed the publication of the aforementioned questionable documents, Trump directed the blame on the intelligence community, as well as the media, in particular, the online news site BuzzFeed, who published a 35-page unverified dossier and CNN, who he repeatedly refused to take questions from, attempting to meld the actions of both organizations. Arguably, it remains highly debatable whether BuzzFeed should have released the documents and why they saw fit to publish something that, as it stands, lacks verification.
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