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- President Donald Trump called into "Fox & Friends"
on Thursday morning.
- Trump discussed a wide range of topics, including the
FBI, James Comey, Kanye West, Stormy Daniels, and North
In a scene reminiscent of the 2016 presidential campaign,
President Donald Trump on Thursday morning gave a wild interview
to "Fox & Friends."
The topics ranged from the 2016 election to the Russia
investigation to Kanye West.
As a Republican presidential candidate, Trump would often call
into morning shows to riff on the news of the day.
Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights of Thursday’s
- Trump cryptically threatened the Justice Department and the
FBI over the investigation into ties between his campaign and
Russia. "Our Justice Department – which I try and stay away from,
but at some point I won’t – our Justice Department should be
looking at that kind of stuff, not the nonsense of collusion with
Russia," Trump said.
- Trump acknowledged that his lawyer Michael Cohen represented
dealings with Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she
had an affair with Trump in 2006. "He represents me, like with
this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me and, you
know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong," Trump
said. "There were no campaign funds that went into this, which
would have been a problem."
- Trump defended Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House
physician who on Thursday
withdrew from consideration for secretary of veterans
affairs amid allegations of workplace misconduct. "He would
have done a great job – he has a tremendous heart," Trump said
of Jackson. "These are all false accusations. They’re trying to
destroy a man."
- Trump suggested he could walk away from
talks with North Korea, including his acceptance of an
invitation to meet with the country, at any time. "It could be
that I walk out quickly, with respect, but it could be – it
could be that the meeting doesn’t even take place," Trump said.
- Trump attacked former FBI Director James Comey, calling him
"leaking, lying Comey" in references to
Comey’s new memoir and
memos Comey wrote after meeting with Trump before his
firing last May. "Comey – what he did, Brian, was terrible,"
Trump told the host Brian Kilmeade.
- Trump said that though he no longer watches CNN, he did see
the network’s town-hall-style meeting with Comey on Wednesday.
- Trump said the rapper
Kanye West’s recent support stemmed from record-low black
unemployment rates. "He sees that stuff, and he’s smart, so he
says, you know, Trump is doing a much better job than the
Democrats did," Trump said.
- Trump said he
did not have time to get a present for first lady Melania
Trump’s birthday on Thursday because he was "very busy."
Instead, the president said, he gave his wife a card and
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