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>> Wow, that's a lot of hands.>> US President, Donald Trump, holding a lengthy rare and rumbling solo news conference late Wednesday, where he was press repeatedly on the multiple allegations to sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.>> Do you think these women, all three of them are liars?
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Yes or no.>> I can't tell you I have to watch tomorrow, I have to read. I just heard about one a little while ago.>> But he did call the allegations false.>> These are false accusations.>> Reporters pressing the President on his repeated support for men, particularly his political supporters and staff, who have been accused of sexual abuse and harassment.
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Including failed Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, who allegedly tried to date and touch underage women.>> Well, first of all, I wasn't happy with Roy Moore. This guy's screaming, we want Roy Moore, he's right. Let's get that straight.>> Reporters likening the accusations against Kavanaugh, to the more than a dozen women who've accused Trump of misconduct.
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>> I've been accused, false accusations.>> Trump also appearing to downplay the other major story of the week, his planned meeting with Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, set for Thursday.>> Are you planning to fire Rod Rosenstein?>> I'm talking to him.>> Rumors swirled this week that the president was gearing up to ax Rosenstein, who oversees the special council's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election
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>> The uproar coming after news report, Rosenstein had spoken about secretly recording the president, and suggested cabinet members could remove him from office.>> He said he never said it. He said he doesn't believe it. He said has a lot of respect for me. But my preference would be to keep them.
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>> The President also taking his time with reporters, apparently enjoying the back and forth with a press corp he often professes to dislike.>> All of my life I've had very few stories, but I've had some on the front page of the New York Times. Now I think I average about three or four a day, right?
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And of the three or four, they're all negative, no matter what I do, they're negative. But you know what? That's okay, I still love the paper. Go ahead.>> But he still used his favorite broadside against the press, calling reports that world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly laughed at him, fake news.
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>> Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay.>>
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They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me, we had fun. That was not laughing at me, so,