"I'm not going to give you a question," Trump told the journalist from CNN, which reported on Tuesday that the Republican president-elect had been briefed by US intelligence agencies about allegations that Russian operatives had compromising information about him. Social media users asked others to "retweet if you’re not a reporter and still care about seeing Trump’s tax returns." In Russia, the hashtag #TrumpPressConference was a top-trending topic during the news conference and for several hours afterward. "If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability because we have a horrible relationship with Russia," Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, said in reference to the Russian president. There were some 80,000 tweets worldwide stamped with the #TrumpPressConference tag during the hour-long session with about 250 reporters.
Source: The Star January 12, 2017 02:09 UTC