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About that Donald Trump press conference: An analysis

by Austin Cross and Alex Cohen | Take Two®

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/AP

This morning, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July. 

At the Trump Tower in Manhattan, Trump was quick to slam several media organizations, while praising other news sources.

He criticized the drug industry, and he beamed when talking about the current mood of this country; he also fired back at Buzzfeed, which posted an unsubstantiated dossier detailing allegations about Donald Trump and Russia. 

The President-elect went as far as to call the site a "pathetic pile of garbage."

Watch it here:


For reaction to today's press conference, Take Two spoke to Thad Kousser, professor of political science at UCSD and Yoni Appelbaum, senior editor of politics for The Atlantic. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.

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