Trump Press Conference: His First As President-Elect With Transcript And Fact Checks Donald Trump held a news conference in New York on Wednesday. NPR's politics team, with help from journalists across the newsroom, live-annotated his remarks.
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Donald Trump's Press Conference, Annotated

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on Wednesday in New York, his first as president-elect. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on Wednesday in New York, his first as president-elect.

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For the first time in 167 days, President-elect Donald Trump held a wide-ranging news conference.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, live-annotated the speech. Portions of the transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below.

Note: The transcript was updated throughout the press conference. While we are working to correct errors, it may contain discrepancies and typographical errors.