Trump gave his first formal press conference in 167 days from Trump Tower Wednesday. He took the first question from a reporter, who asked about his alleged ties to Russia. He again slammed it as “fake news” and “phony” and added that a group of “sick people” got together to create the report. He explained that he will work on creating a defense system against hackers.In regards to his relationship with Vladimir Putin, he said

“If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability. Because we have a horrible relationship with Russia. Russia can help us fight ISIS, which by the way is number one … Now, I don’t know that I’m going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do. But there’s a good chance I won’t. And if I don’t, do you honestly believe that Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me? Does anyone in this room really believe that? Give me a break.”

Trump also explained his tweet that compared the recent Russia report to Nazi Germany. “That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do,” he said. “I think it’s a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public.”

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