Inside Donald Trump's Messy Press Conference: 'Golden Showers,' A Shouting Match With CNN & More

Inside Donald Trump's Messy Press Conference: 'Golden Showers,' A Shouting Match With CNN & More
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Donald Trump held his first press conference as the United States' president-elect on Wednesday morning, where he addressed a wide range of topics including his business ties, Obamacare, and an explosive (yet unconfirmed) dossier that claims Russia has information that it can use as blackmail against him. 

The event was also Trump's first press conference in about six months. Worth the wait? If you're sadistic, maybe. Here's what you missed if you didn't watch it live:

Trump got into an intense shouting match with a CNN reporter who asked about his team's ties to Russia.

After Trump called BuzzFeed a "failing piece of garbage" for publishing the scathing (and unverified) dossier, CNN reporter Jim Acosta tried to ask the president-elect about whether any members of the Trump team had contacted Russia.

Trump refused to answer Acosta's question and replied, "You are fake news," before launching into an aggressive back-and-forth with the reporter.

CNN, which decided not to publish the dossier because it couldn't verify any of its allegations, later released a statement saying Trump was trying to lump its organization in with BuzzFeed "to deflect from CNN's reporting."

Trump says he couldn't have gotten "golden showers" from Russian sex workers because he's a "germophobe."

The dossier BuzzFeed leaked claimed — among other things — that Trump once hired sex workers to pee on the bed in a Moscow hotel room that the Obamas once stayed in. 

In his press conference Wednesday, Trump implied these allegations were false because he's a self-proclaimed "germophobe."

"Does anyone really believe that story?" Trump asked reporters at the presser. "I'm also very much of a germophobe, by the way, believe me."

Trump compared himself to a gift from God.

"I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created. And I mean that." 

The New York Times' fact-checkers were quick to cast doubt on Trump's claim, saying that promise "will be tough to fulfill in many ways."

"For Mr. Trump to achieve his target, and create jobs as President Bill Clinton did in the 1990s, the economy would have to grow by 3 to 4 percent annually — a prospect that is far-fetched, according to most economists," the Times pointed out.

Trump announced he won't abandon his business ties, which pose major conflicts of interest.

According to Politico, Trump will not sell his business nor will he place his assets in a blind trust. Instead, his company will refrain from entering any new foreign deals and appoint an ethics adviser who must approve domestic deals in writing.

Trump and his children will also reportedly be banned from discussing company operations and information on the U.S. government, but no word on how that ban will be enforced.

"President-elect Trump should not be expected to destroy the company he built," said Sheri Dillon, Trump's attorney.

Trump boldly insisted Mexico will pay for the border wall, but he'll have the U.S. start building it before an official deal is worked out.

"We’re going to build a wall," Trump said. "I could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after we get to office, but I don’t want to wait."

Congress (a.k.a. U.S. taxpayers) will foot the bill for the wall in the meantime. In his presser, Trump didn't say how or when Mexico would reimburse us.

Trump says he'll "repeal and replace" Obamacare "simultaneously," but didn't explain what his new plan would look like.

"We're going to be submitting — as soon as our secretary's approved, almost simultaneously, shortly thereafter, a plan," Trump said, referring to Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price. "It'll be repeal and replace. It will be essentially simultaneously. Probably the same day, could be the same hour."

Trump did not explain how he'll improve on the Affordable Care Act's coverage, nor has he ever.

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