Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Joint Press Conference 2017/10/16

During their joint press conference Trump was asked about Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, “if it would help Special Counsel Robert Mueller get to the end of the Russia investigation, would you –“, in response Trump replied “Well, I’d like to see it end. Look, the whole Russian thing was an excuse”.

Donald Trump quote - Well, I’d like to see it end. Look, the whole Russian thing was an excuse. Donald Trump caricature APT

Trump is then asked a follow up question, to which he responds “excuse me. Excuse me. The whole Russia thing was an excuse for the Democrats losing the election, and it turns out to be just one excuse. I mean, today Hillary blamed Nigel Farage. That one came out of nowhere. So that was just an excuse for the Democrats losing an election that, frankly, they have a big advantage in the Electoral College. They should always be able to win in the Electoral College, but they were unable to do it.

So there has been absolutely no collusion. It’s been stated that they have no collusion. They ought to get to the end of it because I think the American public is sick of it.”

Trump was later asked whether he was considering firing Mueller “You discussed the special counsel and the investigation currently. Are you considering firing Robert Mueller?”, Trump responded with “No, not at all.”

Donald Trump quote - Are you considering firing Mueller - No, not at all. Donald Trump caricature APT

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