Inside Donald Trump's Messy Press Conference: 'Golden Showers,' A Shouting Match With CNN & More

Inside Donald Trump's Messy Press Conference: 'Golden Showers,' A Shouting Match With CNN & More
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Donald Trump held his first press conference as the United States' president-elect on Wednesday morning, where he addressed a wide range of topics including his business ties, Obamacare, and an explosive (yet unconfirmed) dossier that claims Russia has information that it can use as blackmail against him. 

The event was also Trump's first press conference in about six months. Worth the wait? If you're sadistic, maybe. Here's what you missed if you didn't watch it live:

Trump got into an intense shouting match with a CNN reporter who asked about his team's ties to Russia.

After Trump called BuzzFeed a "failing piece of garbage" for publishing the scathing (and unverified) dossier, CNN reporter Jim Acosta tried to ask the president-elect about whether any members of the Trump team had contacted Russia.

Trump refused to answer Acosta's question and replied, "You are fake news," before launching into an aggressive back-and-forth with the reporter.

CNN, which decided not to publish the dossier because it couldn't verify any of its allegations, later released a statement saying Trump was trying to lump its organization in with BuzzFeed "to deflect from CNN's reporting."

Trump says he couldn't have gotten "golden showers" from Russian sex workers because he's a "germophobe."

The dossier BuzzFeed leaked claimed — among other things — that Trump once hired sex workers to pee on the bed in a Moscow hotel room that the Obamas once stayed in. 

In his press conference Wednesday, Trump implied these allegations were false because he's a self-proclaimed "germophobe."

"Does anyone really believe that story?" Trump asked reporters at the presser. "I'm also very much of a germophobe, by the way, believe me."

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