The first primetime interview with President Trump after his official ascension to the office - as opposed to the interviews conducted when he was President-Elect - didn't set the Nielsen charts aflame.
Waterboarding, which mimics the sensation of drowning, was first allowed during former U.S. president George W. Bush's administration for terror suspects after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. However, these are all statements he's made before. Trump's claims about voter fraud, he noted, have been widely debunked.
President Donald Trump stunned an ABC News reporter by bringing up the March for Life in an interview at the White House aired Wednesday night. Early in the interview Muir asks Trump directly why the president claims that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election without any evidence.
Chicago had more homicides in 2016 (762) than NY (334) and Los Angeles (294) combined but Trump's focus on Chicago has nothing to do with stopping crime. And they voted in many cases, and some cases they didn't vote I imagine.
Yesterday, Trump used "groveling" again in a way that suggests he simply doesn't know what it means.
Trump still insisted that many votes were fraudulent - he cited the Pew report as evidence, but Muir said he called the author of the report who said there was no evidence of voter fraud. Of those votes cast, none of 'em come to me. "They would all be for the other side, none of 'em come to me". [Note: his own daughter, Tiffany, and his right hand white nationalist man, Steve Bannon, have already been discovered to be registered voters in two states, hence, are technically the people he's accusing of costing him the popular vote].
"I do have a big heart", Trump said, though he declined to give specifics when pressed.
"No, you shouldn't, but what they do say is that the press doesn't cover them", Trump reiterated.
It's cute to talk about #AlternativeFacts and #SpicerFacts and even sometimes #FakeNews but the sinister and terrifying reality of the Donald Trump presidency is his complete disdain for actual facts and information. Now if they want help, I would love to help them.
"Beginning today the United States of America gets back control of its borders", Trump declared during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security. You tackle the other guy.
On the question of reinstating waterboarding, Trump said he "absolutely" thinks torture works, but he's going to go with whatever Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo think.
"All it is, is we'll be reimbursed at a later date from the transaction we make from Mexico", Pres. Trump said. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal. I think it's going to be a good thing for both countries.
As he promised, Trump showed Muir a photo of the inauguration crowd size.
"I have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago with people at the highest level of intelligence, and I asked them the question 'Does it work?" "That speech was a good speech".
Trump World: Oh, it totally does.
DAVID MUIR: Let me ask you this ...