President-elect Donald Trump held his long-awaited press conference today amid heightened tensions created by the publication of the supposed dossier of compromising information by BuzzFeed. With respect to the salacious allegations about what may have occurred in a Russian hotel room, Trump explained that there is an inherent lack of credibility. “Does anyone really believe that story?” Trump asked. “I’m also very much of a germophobe, by the way, believe me.”
The most notable comments at the press conference must have aggravated Trump’s ongoing conflict with the intelligence community, or the intelligence community’s conflict with him, of which there will undoubtedly be more to come.