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Here Are 7 of the Wildest and Most Unhinged Moments from Trump's Off-the-Rails Press Conference

September 26, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's behavior was completely stunning.

Since he entered the White House, President Donald Trump has given few press conferences. On Wednesday, he made it clear why he and his team avoid the medium.

In a wild, disjointed, and disrespectful display, Trump launched into a rant about his supposed accomplishments, his dissatisfaction with the coverage of his presidency, and foreign relations. He spoke over women, lied, twisted the facts, berated reporters, and jumped from topic to topic in a frequently incoherent manner.

Here are just seven of the wildest moments of the press conference:

1. Trump claimed Obama was close to going to war with North Korea.

When discussing his negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the success of which he continues to greatly exaggerate, Trump made a new wild claim that President Barack Obama came close to war with the rogue regime. While Obama did warn Trump during the transition that North Korea would be his biggest foreign policy challenge, there's no indication the former president was willing to go to war with the country.

“For the record, Obama's office declined to comment when I asked about this Trump claim about war with North Korea, but referred me to former Obama national security spokesman Ned Price, who said it's entirely false, completely at odds with everything Obama has always thought,” said Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.

2. Trump couldn't coherently answer a question about the 25th Amendment.

Trump was also asked whether he believes anyone in his administration has discussed using the 25th Administration to constitutionally remove him from office for being unable to fulfill the duties of his office.

“I don't think so,” he said. “Enemies, sure!”

Of course, this seemed to imply that Trump thinks there are enemies within his own Cabinet. When the reporter tried to press him on this, though, he kept saying that his political opponents would try to use the 25 Amendment to remove him. Since invoking the 25th Amendment requires the consent of the Cabinet, his response suggested he has no idea how the law actually works.

3. Trump says there's no timetable on denuclearization with North Korea.

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