At the tail end of a lengthy press briefing with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello Thursday morning, President Trump was asked about the 2010 uranium deal with a Russian company raised as a possible conflict of interest for the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time the deal was made.
President Trump responded, “Uranium is a big subject. If the mainstream media would cover the uranium sandal, and that Russia has 20 percent of our uranium, for whatever reason – and a lot of people understand what those reasons may be – I think that’s your Russia story. That’s your real Russia story. Not a story where they talk about collusion, and there was none. It was a hoax.”
“Your real Russia story is uranium, and how they got all that uranium,” Trump continued. “That is, to me, one of the big stories of the decade – not just now – of the decade. The problem is the mainstream media does not want to cover that story because that affects people that they protect, so they don’t like covering that story.”
“But the big story is uranium and how Russia got 20 percent of our uranium, and frankly, it’s a disgrace. It’s a disgrace that the fake news won’t cover it,” Trump said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 19, 2017
The president did not mention any names in the press briefing about who the media has been “protecting,” but earlier Thursday morning, he tweeted, “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”
Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
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