Trump just had a wild 'Fox & Friends' interview reminiscent of the early days of the 2016 campaign — here are the highlights

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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
    Korea.

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
interview:

  • 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
    him in
    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.
    "Who knows?"
  • 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
    flowers.

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