WATCH: Trump Slams FBI, Talks of ‘Great’ Call With Putin En Route to FBI Ceremony
President Donald Trump slammed the FBI, pushed back on the investigation into his campaign’s Russia ties and recalled his “great” phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a dizzying Q&A with reporters Friday morning.
The president was en route to the FBI Academy to participate in a graduation ceremony when he took questions from reporters on the White House lawn.
“It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI. But, we’re going to rebuild the FBI. It’ll be bigger and better than ever. But it is very sad, when you look at those documents, and how they’ve done that is really, really disgraceful. And you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it. It’s a very sad thing to watch, I will tell you that.”
“Everybody, not me, everybody, the level of anger with what they’ve been witnessing with respect to the FBI, it’s very sad,” he continued.
The president then pushed back on the special investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, declaring “there’s been absolutely no collusion, that has been proven” (it has not.)
He added that his “worst enemies” in the Senate and House have said that “there is no collusion, but we’ll continue to look.”
“I didn’t make a phone call you Russia, I have nothing to do with Russia, everybody knows it,” a riled up Trump said, adding the allegations are a “Democrat hoax, an excuse for losing the election.”
Later in his impromptu gaggle, Trump was asked about his Thursday call with Putin, which he described as “great.”
“He said very nice things about what I’ve done for this country in terms of the economy, then he said also some negative things in terms of what’s going on elsewhere,” Trump said, adding “the primary point was to talk about North Korea.”
“Because we would love to have his help on North Korea. China’s helping, Russia’s not helping. We’d like to have Russia’s help. Very important.”
Trump also said he thinks Roy Moore, the defeated GOP candidate he endorsed in Alabama’s Senate election, should concede. Moore has thus far refused to concede since he was bested by Democratic candidate Doug Jones, apparently awaiting the okay from God.
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