CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said on air Wednesday that President Trump was ignoring reporters’ questions.
Literally seconds later, Trump answered a reporter’s question about Russia.
After Trump ended a joint press conference with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Blitzer said, “Reporters are shouting some questions, the president ignoring those questions. We’ll continue to monitor it–in fact, let’s listen in.”
“That is a question,” Trump said, acknowledging something a reporter asked.
“There has been nobody tougher on Russia than President Donald Trump. Between building up the military, between creating tremendous, vast amounts of oil, we raised billions and billions of dollars extra in NATO. We had a very, very severe, we were talking about it a little while, fight in Syria recently, a month ago. Between our troops and Russian troops and that’s very sad. But many people died in that fight. There has been nobody tougher than me.”
“With the media, no matter what I did, it’s never tough enough, because that’s their narrative, but Russia will tell you there has been nobody tougher than Donald Trump. And then the other night, we had a strike in Syria, which was absolute precision. I leave it with this. With all of that said, if we can get along with China, and if we can get along with Russia and if we can get along with Japan and other nations, that’s a good thing. Not a bad thing. Just remember that. If we got along with other nations, that’s good. Not bad. Thank you very much.”