Donald Trump said his administration ran like 'a fine-tuned machine' but people begged to differ

Donald Trump hit back against claims his administration had got off to a shambolic start, claiming his team ran like “a fine-tuned machine”.

The president responded to reports he’d faced a chaotic first month in office, insisting instead he’d made “significant progress” and took credit for an optimistic business climate and a rising stock market.

Despite his protest his administration was in fact well-run, people weren’t convinced it was quite the “fine-tuned machine” Trump had insisted it was.

At the White House news conference on Thursday, Trump accused the media of being “out of control” as he vowed to bypass it and take his message “straight to the people”. Accusations flew of reporters not telling the truth and only serving special interests.

He said: “The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people.”

Nevertheless some people still weren’t convinced of this smooth-running administration of which he spoke.

In his first month of presidency, Trump has berated the media on several occasions of publishing “fake news”, appointed a number of controversial candidates into his cabinet, and attempted to introduce a controversial travel ban of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries into the US – among other things.

Related Articles

Donald Trump gives himself 'a 10' for response to Puerto Rico hurricanes

Donald Trump's talks with families of fallen soldiers 'sacred', says White House

Latest: Democrat fabricated account of 'insensitive chat' with soldier's widow, says Donald Trump

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Donald Trump's travel ban

More in this Section

This wrestler gave a doll of herself to her baby daughter and it’s the cutest thing ever

This guy FaceTimed his kitchen so he could keep watch over his pan

Someone finally found this girl’s message in a bottle after 29 years at sea

Louis Walsh narrates Christmas film … made for dogs


Today's Stories

OPW to use demountable barriers in €140m Cork flood plan

Cork City Council defends mayor’s use of official car to drive him home from FF ard fheis

Medic: Savita died as result of abortion laws

Port of Cork's Captain Michael McCarthy named October 'Cork Person of the Month’

Lifestyle

Facing fears while terrifying punters at Cork's Nightmare Realm

Weathering the storm of 1961: We watched 30 large trees uprooted

Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

More From The Irish Examiner