President Donald Trump gave a few controversial comments during the press conference on Wednesday after the election, seeing Republicans keep control of the Senate but lose most of the House of Representatives of Democrats.
Here are some of the most controversial, colorful or debatable moments:
Clash with Jim Acosta on CNN
"That's enough," repeated Trump repeatedly.
When the White House employee tried to take the Acousy microphone, he pulled it back.
"I do not understand anything with Russian investigations because it's a scam," Trump said, interrupting the question of Acosta. "Just give it a microphone."
Trump left the counter at one point and criticized Acosta.
"I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of you because you work for it," said the president, shaking Acost's finger. "You're a rude, terrible man. You should not work for CNN."
In reply to one of Acosta's earlier questions, which called on Trump to call an "invasion" into the Central American Caribbean, the President replied: "Frankly, I think you would let me drive the country.
"This is a racist question"
When PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked if Trump's statement of being a "nationalist" encouraged white nationalists across the country, Trump replied:
"Why am I getting the highest votes among African Americans? … Frankly, I know you wrote it and you will tell me that I will tell you it is a racist question."
On Lil Jon
When a Yahoo! reporter The news asked Trump on the allegation that he had used the N-word before, and that former star "Celebrity Apprentice" and rapper Lil Jon said that Trump called him "Uncle Tom," Trump replied by saying he did not know Lil Jon.
The reporter reminded the president that Lil Jon was at a disciple, NBC shows that Trump has been playing for over ten years.
"I do not use racist remarks, and you know what you would know if I made you people, I heard there have been tapes for years and years," Trump said.
Twitter has a field day after Trump refused to meet Lil Jon in the "Celebrity Apprentice" competition at a press conference after midnight.
"I retired Jeff Flake's retirement"
When a reporter asked whether retirement among Republican legislators would hurt on Wednesday, Trump quoted Senator Jeff Flake's retirement from R-Arizona as a positive development.
Trump: "In the case of Jeff Flake, I have done it purely and simply." I resigned, "I am very proud of this, and I have done a great service."
"Mike, will you be my running buddy?"
Even more surprising than controversial, Trump tried to find Vice President Mike Pence when the reporter asked the president whether he was going to keep Pence as his buddy in 2020.
"Well, I did not ask him, but I hope," Trump said.
"Where are you?" Trump asked as he looked around the eastern room.
Pence, who was sitting on Trump's left, waved his hand.
"Mike, will you be my running buddy?" Trump asked. "Stand up, Mike, please raise your right hand, no, I'm only kidding."
"All right, all right," Trump said. "The answer is yes."
Before a reporter from Japan could get out of business, Trump cut him off and asked, "Where are you from, please?"
"Japan," the reporter replied.
"Greet Shinzo," Trump said, and referred to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "I'm sure he's happy with the tariffs on his cars."
As the reporter continued his question, Trump said he could not understand him.
Trump said Abe is one of the people he is closest to, "but I still tell him that Japan does not treat the United States fairly for business."
"They send millions of cars at a very low tax, they do not take our cars, and if they have a massive tax on cars, and I do not blame Japan, I blame the people in charge of the United States for allowing it."
When revealing your tax returns
Asked if he blocks a potential democratic investigation of his tax returns, Trump said he was already under control and that "people would not understand".
He said that if the audit is completed, he will have an "open mind" to release the tax return.
"But it's big and it's complicated and it's probably high, it's a very complicated tool," Trump said about the tax audit. "And I think people do not understand."
When asked if he could work with the Democrats, even if they began to investigate him, Trump fired: "No, if they do, then it's just – that's all, it's a fighting attitude." Then he suggested he could start investigating the Democrats. "I think I know more than he knows," he said.
About the Future of the Mueller Probe
Asking whether to end the investigation of Robert Mueller's Special Attorney on the allegation that the Trump campaign with Russia has agreed to face the presidential election in 2016, Trump said: "I could have stopped it at any time, and I did not do it. Nothing. "
After being asked to re-examine the Russian probe later in the briefing, Trump said that it was "shame" and "embarrassment" for this country and suggested he could stop and "expel everyone right now."
"But I do not want to stop it because I do not like to stop politically," Trump said.
"I just let it go," he said. "They lose a lot of money, but let me go because I do not want to do it, but you're right, I could end it now, I could say," This investigation is over. & # 39;
In voting, suppression of the vote
Presidential reporters cried out about the oppression of voters during the mid-term elections. "Well, I'll give you the oppression of the voters," Trump said. "Look at the CNN surveys, how inaccurate they were, suppressing voters."
At the indictment
Trump said the people who are talking about the indictment are "ill" and that he had a "very warm interview" on Tuesday with Congressman Nancy Pelosi, a likely candidate for the chair of the House of Commons, and that she did not talk about the indictment.
"What are you doing, do not you remember someone because it made the greatest economic success in our country's history?" "Let's say it's so successful, let's blame him."
"Such hostile media"
"Sit down, please sit down!" Trump cut off reporter April Ryan, who tried to blind the question but did not have a microphone.
"Excuse me," Trump said. "I can not answer you." When Ryan persisted, Trump asked her again to sit down. "Very hostile, it's such an enemy medium," he said. "It's very sad."
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Maureen Groppe, John Fritze and David Jackson contributed.
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