For the first time in nearly six months, Donald Trump held a press conference on Wednesday morning. The result was an hour-long event that was equal parts confusing, infuriating, and disheartening. Overall, the best way to describe it, and Trump's whole political career in general, is just WTF. So here are the seven most WTF-inducing quotes from Trump's press conference.
The conference came one day after an explosive and controversial report published by Buzzfeed alleged that Russian intelligence had damaging information on Trump, most notably that he had hired prostitutes for golden showers while in the country in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant. Trump denied the allegations, calling it "fake news" and a "political witch hunt" on Twitter.
The 35-page dossier had apparently been in the hands of most major news publications for months, but all had declined to publish the report until it could be further substantiated. Understandably, questions about the report took up a big chunk of time in the presser, and plenty of topics like the proposed Obamacare repeal, the future of LGBTQ+ rights, and his children's involvement in the administration were never even touched on.
The conference could have lasted about 10 hours, and reporters would still have had questions that needed answering. Hopefully, this is the first of many, many press conferences, because otherwise the American people are going to be scratching their heads over these seven confusing quotes for a long time.