President Trump Holds Post-2018 Midterm Election Press Conference

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But Wednesday afternoon's press conference quickly devolved into a war of words with reporters who were hungry to ask the president questions on a variety of issues. Do you think they were actors? "They didn't come from Hollywood".

When Alexander asked Trump if he's trying to pit Americans against each other with his rhetoric about Democrats, he retorted "what are you trying to be [Acosta]?"

Trump to Acosta: "That's enough".

'I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN, ' he snapped. "And if you did it well your ratings would be much better". "When you report fake news, which CNN does, a lot, you are the enemy of the people". You are a rude awful person.

'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters - especially CNN's Jim Acosta.

He then berated Acosta for the way he questioned White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in briefings.

"I don't know why you'd say that".

The US leader said his party had "stopped the blue wave" - a surge in support for the Democratic Party predicted by some polls earlier in the campaign.

BTW. another unbelievable moment - Trump was asked if he'd comply with the inevitable demand by the House to release his tax returns, and the Prez essentially said it was too complicated for Congress to understand.

He said: "It was a big day yesterday - an incredible day - and last night the Republicans defied history to expand our Senate majority by significantly beating expectations in the House for the midterm year". It's such a hostile media.

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