President-elect Donald Trump held a news conference Wednesday to inform the American people of his plans to separate his business from his presidency. At Trump's instructions, all of his business assets will be transferred into a trust, and Trump will resign from the Trump organization.
But before the Trump organization's ethics plans were announced, Vice President-elect Mike Pence had strong words for Buzzfeed.com's fake story, which he called "pathetic". Pence called the story "False and Unsubstantiated".
President-elect Donald Trump praised news organizations for choosing not to run the bogus story published by Buzzfeed that went viral on social media on Tuesday.
The fact that news organizations get their news from a BLOG is troublesome.
"I do have to say and I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies," Trump said.
Trump praised the news agencies who refused to publish the fake story. He complimented the news organizations who were "so incredibly professional," and he said his respect has "gone up a notch" for them.
"I have great respect for freedom of the press and all that," Trump said.
Trump low-key blamed the CIA for leaking the fake news story about the "golden showers" nonsense.
He called the story "a tremendous plot" against him by the intelligence agency, probably at the direction of Obama
Trump then went on to announce "big news" about major businesses that will remove plants from Mexico and build plants in Michigan and elsewhere.
"I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created," Trump promised.
Trump said he was turning over control of all of his businesses to his sons, Eric and Donald, Jr.
After Trump spoke, his legal rep informed the media that his daughter Ivanka Trump will also resign from her position at the Trump Organization.
The rep noted that he plans to donate all profits made from his hotels around the world to charity so the American people will profit.
She said Trump's "sole business and interest is in making America great again, bringing back jobs to this country, and securing our borders."