Trump: ‘I am Not a Kook.’

The following is a transcript of remarks by President Donald Trump in response to questions about his fitness for office and whether he colluded with the government of Russia to tip the 2016 election in his favor.

Trump: ‘I am not a kook’

“Let me just say this, and I want to say this to the television audience and to everyone on the Internet, on Twitter—which is the way presidents communicate today, by the way. A very modern way to communicate. You ask about mistakes. I have not made any mistakes, I promise you that. I can guarantee it. And in my two years of public life, I have always acted on the advice of my brain, which—you don’t have to feel bad about this, but which is the biggest, most beautiful brain you’ve ever seen. That’s not just me saying that. People have said that. Lots of people. Very intelligent people. And I’ve never colluded with the Russians, nor have I profited from them. And in my two years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. That James Comey [former FBI director who was fired by Trump] was a nutcase. And I think, too, that I could say that in my two years of public life, I welcome an examination from the media about my fitness for office, but from the real media. Not the fake media, who are enemies of our country. Very bad, very sick people. Now Americans have got to know whether or not their president is a kook. Well, I am not a kook. Everything that I’ve said or done has come right from my own brain. And I’m very proud of it.”

Access Trump’s televised address.

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