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US president-elect Donald Trump rejects reports of 'ties' with Russia

US president-elect Donald Trump addressed the first press conference since winning the presidential elections and claimed that intelligence agencies may have leaked dossier on his ties with Russia and he has no dealings or loans with the country.


By   |  Updated On : January 11, 2017 11:57 PM
US president-elect Donald Trump's press conference

US president-elect Donald Trump's press conference

New Delhi :  

US president-elect Donald Trump completely rejected on Wednesday claims that he was supported by Russia for years and Moscow has compromising information about him.

Trump addressed the first press conference since winning the presidential elections and claimed that intelligence agencies may have leaked dossier on his ties with Russia and he has no dealings or loans with the country.

He further claimed that unverified dossier on ties to Russia completely fake news. Trump said that replacement for Obamacare will be offered with confirmation of his health secretary.

Moreover, Trump also said that his business empire will be run by his two sons and he won't be involved in issues related to it. Trump's attorney claimed that Ivanka Trump will have no involvement with his family business.

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will soon build a massive border wall with Mexico to keep out illegal migrants and claimed that the cost of constructing the controversial structure would be reimbursed by the southern neighbour.

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"I don't feel like waiting a year or a year and a half to start building. Mexico in some form, in their many different forms, will reimburse us," Trump said during his first press conference in six months. "They will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen. Whether it's a tax or if it's a payment. Probably less likely that it's a payment. But it will happen," Trump said.

He continued, "I want to get the wall started." Trump said he will not blame Mexican government for "taking advantage" of the US in the past. However, he said under his watch, things will change. Trump had promised to deport millions of undocumentedMexican migrants from the United States if he elected. Meanwhile, Mexico's new foreign minister today said that there is "no way" that his country will pay for the wall.

Luis Videgaray, who was appointed by President EnriquePena Nieto last week to seek "constructive" relations with theTrump administration, told the Televisa network that Mexico "will not cede" on issues related to "national sovereignty." "The United States has the right to protect its borders. What is inadmissible, and which would deeply violate the dignity of all Mexicans, is to expect Mexico to pay for infrastructure of the United States," Videgaray told Radio Formula.

"There is no way that this will happen," he said. Trump had called Mexican migrants "rapists" and drug dealers during the presidential campaign and vowed to maketheir country pay for a massive wall across the border.  The Republican real estate billionaire, who assumes office on January 20, has threatened to fund the giant wall by tapping into the billions of dollars in remittances thatMexican migrants in the US send back home.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:35 PM
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