Trump scolds 'dishonest' critics in the media

President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary denunciation Thursday of his critics and media reports that his White House is in chaos, complaining he inherited a "mess" and slamming stories that his campaign was constantly in contact with Russian Federation as "fake news".

"The press has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people", said Trump.

He went on to brag about his victory over Hillary Clinton and the rising stock market, and accused Obama holdovers of leaking information, saying "I don't have any deals with Russian Federation". The White House has been criticized in the United States and worldwide for its handling of a number of issues, including an executive order banning all refugees as well as travelers into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Again and again in the news conference, which began as an announcement of his new choice to lead the Labor Department, R. Alexander Acosta, Trump said reporters have been spreading "fake news".

He began by blasting the media for its "dishonesty" and lamenting the "mess" that he inherited from President Barack Obama both at home and overseas.

It seems that the more outspoken and outrageous Mr Trump is, the more he wins approval by those who want their president to be outspoken and outrageous.

According to the USA president, jobs were leaving the country to Mexico and other places, and mass instability was prevalent overseas.

"Putin probably assumes that he can't make a deal with me any more because politically it would be unpopular for a politician to make a deal", he said.

The presser last about an hour and a half, with Trump arriving an hour late.

Trump indicated that he has a successor for Flynn lined up. Harward is expected to meet with officials later on Thursday.

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