Trump Faces The Media After A Turbulent Week

During a press conference with Colombia's president, Trump struck back against the string of bad press that's roiled the White House recently.
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Trump Faces The Media After A Turbulent Week

After a week of rough headlines, President Trump faced the press during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Trump asked reporters: "Does anybody have any questions? I'm shocked."

The two U.S. reporters Trump called on both asked him about different aspects of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump denied any attempt to influence the probe and said he wants to put any question of collusion with Russia to bed.

Trump said: "I think it divides the country. I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things. So I can tell you that we want to bring this great country of ours together, Jon."

Santos mostly stayed out of the tumult. His visit focused on securing support for continued U.S. aid to Colombia and championing his peace deal with the FARC rebels.

Trump, on the other hand, was more interested in collaborating with Colombia to crack down on the illegal drug trade and address the mounting unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

Trump is now leaving Washington, D.C., for his first trip abroad as president, making stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium, Italy and the Vatican.