Trump refuses to bend to the office of president
He’s attacking his opponents. He’s not offering up his tax returns. He’s not dropping his business ties. And he won’t condemn Putin.
- NEW YORK — The presidency is not going to change Donald Trump. Donald Trump is going to change the presidency.
The president-elect’s chaotic first news conference, two months after his victory shocked the world, unfolded much as his campaign did: defiant, with attacks on his opponents, memorable one-liners (“I’m also very much of a germophobe, by the way”), a deluge of news (he announced a cabinet secretary) and some of the toughest questions elided or ignored, including on his potential ethical and financial conflicts and on new reports of alleged contact between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.
I pledge allegiance to Donald Trump of the United States of Russia. And to the tyrrany for which it stands two nations under Putin indivisible with deportations, internment camps and less freedoms for the majority.