U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gave his first formal press conference since winning the election.
Donald Trump spoke in New York Wednesday morning and touched on issues involving U.S Pharmacare, concerns over the industrial sector, and the proposed wall between Mexico and the U.S.
On the auto industry, Trump said a lot of the industries will be coming back. He said factories will be built in the U.S. as opposed to other countries.
“There will be a major border tax to those companies that are leaving and getting away with murder.”
He said things are going to change moving forward.
Trump said he “will be the greatest job producer that God ever created.”
U.S. / Mexico wall
During the press conference, the President-elect also talked about his infamous wall between Mexico and the U.S.
When a reporter asked about the “fence” Trump said it will be a “wall,” not a fence, and that he stands behind his comments of Mexico paying for it.
“Mexico has taken advantage of the United States… it’s not going to happen anymore.”
He said he could wait until negotiations are over with Mexico’s government officials, but said he doesn’t want to.
He said Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the cost of the wall, adding payment could be int he form of a tax.
Trump referred to Obamacare a “complete and total disaster,” during the question period.
He sais they will be submitting a plan of “repeal and replace.”
“We could sit back and let them hang with it, we’re doing the Democrats a great service.”
He said people are going to be very proud of what they’ve put forth.
When asked about how he plans to extricate himself from his business empire, Trump said he will be turning over complete control of his company to his sons.
“My two sons…are going to be running the company, they are going to be running it in a very professional manner.”
At the press conference, Trump pointed to hundreds of documents laying on a table and said those were some of the many documents he has signed to turn over control of his business.
Trump’s lawyer spoke at the conference about the president-elect’s personal business ties and reassured there were no conflict of interests.
Speaking to this Trump said he had turned down a $2-billion deal in Dubai to avoid any conflicts.
The conference focused heavily on the allegations that Russia had collected compromising information on the president-elect.
Trump slammed the recent report, calling it a “disgrace.”
“I have no dealings with Russia, no deals with Russia,” said the President-elect.
“If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability.”
He said the U.S. currently has a horrible relationship with Russia.