WASHINGTON (SBG) – Fireworks erupted Wednesday during a White House news conference following Tuesday's midterm elections.
President Donald Trump’s news conference in the East Room of the White House started as a discussion on bipartisanship but quickly evolved into a contentious sparring with the press.
Trump addressed immigration, racism and the Russia investigation. He also said he would work with Democrats now that they have secured the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During the news Conference, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Scott Thuman asked the president if he is committed to changing his tone moving forward.
“I’d be very good at a low tone,” Trump said. “I’d love to have a very even, modest, boring tone. I’d be very honored by that, but you know what? When you have to fight all the time because you are being misrepresented by the media, you really cannot do that.”
Despite saying he wants to change the feel in Washington, Trump went right back on the attack, to one of his favorite punching bags: the media.
“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” Trump said to CNN reporter Jim Acosta over a heated exchange about the president calling the migrant caravan an “invasion.”
“That’s enough, that’s enough, that enough, excuse me that’s enough... That’s enough put down the mic,” Trump scolded.
The president also answered a question pertaining to Nancy Pelosi and if she will make moves impeach him as president.
“What do you do? Impeach somebody because he created the greatest economic success in our country. Let’s impeach him because the country is so successful. Has he done anything wrong? No. So, let’s impeach him anyway,” Trump remarked. “These people are sick, and you know what they have to get their bearing.”
The president might have lost a Republican majority in the house, but his focus is already shifting to his 2020 presidential re-election campaign.
During the event, Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence to be his running mate, and the vice president accepted.