Donald Trump Press Conference: Craziest Moments, Best Quotes

President Donald Trump appeared in high spirits Wednesday evening as he spoke to a crowded room of reporters. During his one-hour, twenty-minute press conference, the president expressed his displeasure with Canada and his support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh among other topics.

The president poked fun at reporters, repeatedly teasing a writer from the New York Times and congratulating a Fox Business correspondent on her "good" questions. At times the room appeared angry at the president's unwavering defense of Kavanaugh and laughed audibly at some of his Trump-isms. For instance, did you know North Korea's Kim Jong-Un sent him a "beautiful" letter, he has a lot of friends in Canada and he's very famous?

Below are some of the biggest moments from the conference:

On the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

"I would much prefer keeping Rod Rosenstein. Many people said I had the right to absolutely fire him. He said he did not say it. He said he does not believe that. And nobody in this room believes it, by the way."

On sexual abuse accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

"I only say this: thirty-six years, no charge, no nothing. People are going to have to make a decision. Thirty-six years and there's no charge."

"These are all false, to me. These are false accusations in certain cases, and certain cases even the media agrees with that. I can only say that what they've done to this man is incredible."

When asked if his accusers were lying, the president responded by saying he wouldn't "get into that game," but that "I can't tell you whether or not they're liars until I hear them. It's possible they could be convincing."

On how his own sexual abuse allegations color his perspective, he said, "It has impacted my opinion because I've had a lot of false charges made against me, so when I see it I view it differently than someone sitting at home watching television."

On North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

"We have a very good relationship. He likes me, I like him, we get along, he wants to make a deal and I'd like to make a deal...If I wasn't elected, you'd be in a war. And President Obama essentially said the same thing. Not thousands- millions of people would have been killed. That could have been a world war. President Obama thought you had to go to war. You know how close he was to pressing the trigger."

On China:

"If you look at Mr. Pillsbury [Michael Pillsbury, the Hudson Institute's director for Chinese strategy], the leading authority on China, he was on a good show — I won't mention the name of the show — recently. And he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain."

On the UN General Assembly laughing at the president's speech yesterday:

"They weren't laughing at me they were laughing with me. We were doing it together. We had a good time. They respect what I've done. The United States is respected again."

When calling on a Kurdish journalist:

"Yes, you, Mr, Kurd."

On George Washington's Reputation:

"Look, if we brought George Washington here and we said, 'We have George Washington,' the Democrats would vote against him...And he may have had a bad past, who knows, you know? He may have had some — I think — accusations made. Didn't he have a couple of things in his past? George Washington would be voted against 100 percent by Schumer and the con artists. 100 percent. 100 percent. So it really doesn't matter from their standpoint."


"I don't like NAFTA. I've never liked it. It's been very bad for the United States. It's been great for Canada and great for Mexico. I'm not going to use the name NAFTA. I refuse to use it."