11 Big Lines From Trump's News Conference - Page 2

Including a verbal tussle with CNN's Jim Acosta
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2018 11:54 AM CST
Updated Nov 7, 2018 3:06 PM CST

  1. "We saw the candidates I supported achieve tremendous success last night," Trump said. "Of the 11 candidates we campaigned with during the last week, nine won last night. History really will see what a good job we did in the final couple of weeks in terms of getting some tremendous people over the finish line."
  2. As for those who didn't want his help—candidates like Rep. Barbara Comstock and Pete Roskam, per CBS News—he suggested that might have hurt them. "Peter Roskam didn't want the embrace. Erik Paulsen didn't want the embrace. I'm not sure I feel happy or sad. But I feel just fine about it." He also mentioned Mia Love. "Mia Love gave me no love. And she lost. Too bad! Sorry about that, Mia."
  3. When asked about Jeff Sessions' future, he had this to say: "I'd rather answer that at a little different time. We're looking at a lot of different things including Cabinet... for the most part I’m extremely happy with my Cabinet. I think Mike Pompeo fit in beautifully." The Sessions situation took a dramatic turn hours later.
  4. CNN reporter Jim Acosta tried to ask a final question regarding the Russia investigation after asking Trump about the migrant caravans. Trump repeatedly told him he was done and turned his body toward a different reporter in an attempt to shut Acosta down. Acosta pushed, and got this: "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person and you shouldn't be working for CNN."

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