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‘It was Festivus’: CNN’s Jake Tapper tears into Trump’s ‘wild’ and ‘unhinged’ press conference

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging press conference that focused, in large part, on what he calls the “fake news media” and his perception of negative press coverage surrounding his administration.

Following the press conference, CNN’s Jake Tapper joined Wolf Blitzer to process the exchange, calling the president’s performance “wild” and “unhinged.”

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“It was a wild press conference,” Tapper began, noting the original intent of the news conference was for Trump to announce his newest Secretary of Labor pick Alexander Acosta.

“He talked about [CNN reporter] Jim Acosta more than he talked about Alexander Acosta,” Tapper said. “He talked about Hillary Clinton more than he talked about Alexander Acosta.”

Tapper noted Trump spent the first part of the conference touting accomplishments, but said, “instead of focusing on these accomplishments … it was an airing of grievances.”

“It was Festivus,” Tapper continued. “It was complaints about the media. At one point he said the leaks were real but the news is fake, which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. He said things that were not true.”

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“If you are a soldier in harm’s way right now, if you are a hungry child in Appalachia or the inner city, if you are an unemployed worker in the hollowed shell of a steel town, that’s not a president who seemed rather focused on your particular needs and wants. That’s a president that’s focused on his bad press.”

“It was unhinged, it was wild,” Tapper added.

“A lot of Americans are going to watch that press conference and think, that guy wasn’t focused on me and I don’t know what he was focused on,” the CNN host concluded.

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On Wednesday, ESPN reported that baseball officials are looking into a tweet by Major League umpire Rob Drake, in which he announced he was buying a semiautomatic rifle in preparation for the civil war that would erupt if President Donald Trump is impeached.

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Document reveals how the White House cheered up Trump after his meltdown at #MAGA rally in Dallas

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Last week, President Donald Trump sought to shore up political support in Texas by holding a campaign rally in Dallas.

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The president also suffered a meltdown and offered the crowd his impersonations.

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren on Wednesday revealed a note she'd received from the White House reading, "Tomi, thank you for everything. Best wishes."

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