President Trump holds a brief presser with members of the media Wednesday afternoon before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn. Trump addressed the opposition research dossier on him that was purchased by the Clinton campaign from Fusion GPS a "disgrace," adding that they're "very embarrassed by it." Trump called it a "fake dossier." (Full video below)
"I think it's very sad what they've done with this fake dossier, it was made up and I understand they made a tremendous amount of money, and Hillary Clinton always denied it, the Democrats always denied it. And now only because it's going to come out in a court case they said, yes, they admitted it and they are embarrassed by it. I think it's a disgrace, it's a very sad commentary on politics in this country," Trump told reporters.
Trump also said Democrats were so upset by the election loss that they "made up the whole Russia hoax" and brought up the Clinton-involved uranium deal.
"Now it's turning out that the hoax is turned around and you look at what's happened with Russia and you look at the Uranium deal and you look at the fake dossier. So that's all turned around," he said.
"I have to say, the whole Russian thing is what it's turned out to be. This was the Democrats coming up with an excuse for losing an election," Trump said. "It's an election that's very hard for a Democrat to lose because the electoral college is set in such a way that it's very hard to lose an election for a Democrat. They lost it. They lost it very badly. And very easily. You look at the votes. It was 306 to, what, 223 or something. They lost it by a lot. They didn't know what to say so they made up the whole Russia hoax. Now it's turning out that the hoax is turned around and you look at what's happened with Russia and you look at the Uranium deal and you look at the fake dossier. So that's all turned around."
"We have a very good relationship," Trump said about Congressional Republicans. "When you take a look at what's happened with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and the hatred and the division and the animosity, I'll tell you what, honestly, the Republicans are very, very well united."
Trump then spoke more about the Fusion GPS 'Trump dossier' that he called an embarrassment for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. He was asked it by a reporter who reminded him that Republicans were originally behind it. However, the Republican who originally funded it pulled out before Christopher Steele became involved and added the much talked about salacious details of Trump's private life.
"They say it began with the Republicans," Trump said of the Fusion GPS-backed memo. "I think I would know but I won't say. It will be determined. It will be determined. Look, Hillary would have never announced it was them except for this great court case that's going on where the judge was going to reveal it. So, they figured, we'll do it first. They're very embarrassed by it. It's a disgrace. Yes, it might have started with the Republicans early on in the primaries. I think I would know. But let's find out who it is. I'm sure that will come out."
"If I were to guess, I have one name in mind," Trump said when asked who he thought was procurer. "It will probably be revealed."
"I'd rather not say, but you'll be surprised," he told reporters.
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