President Trump gave his thoughts Wednesday on a few of the major news stories of the week—or at least the ones related to his old adversary, Hillary Clinton. In an interview with Lou Dobbs for Fox Business, Trump addressed the reports of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funding a dossier of Russia-related opposition research on him, calling it "disgraceful." He said the dossier is "totally discredited," "a total phony," and "fake news." He said Clinton's people are "sort of scooting around trying to figure out what to say" about it. The president also weighed in on the Obama administration's approval of the sale of uranium mines to Russia while Clinton was secretary of state, Mediaite reports. While speaking to reporters, he called the sale, which House Republicans are now investigating, "so underhanded" and "Watergate modern age."
On topics not relating to Clinton, Trump maintained to reporters that he was "really nice" to Myeshia Johnson, whose husband was killed in Niger, MSNBC reports. He also denied forgetting Sgt. La David Johnson's name because he has "one of the great memories of all time." Finally, the president blamed the press for making him seem more "uncivil" than he actually is. "I went to an Ivy League college," Trump said. "I’m a very intelligent person. You know, the fact is, I think, I really believe, I think the press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person.”