President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday continued to downplay charges of Russian meddling in November’s election. Trump said in a short statement that he would meet with top intelligence advisers next week for a briefing on Russia, but said the country should move on to “bigger and better things.” The statement echoed comments Trump made on Wednesday during an impromptu press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate. At Trump’s side was former boxing promoter and convicted killer Don King, who waved a bundle of national flags as Trump took questions.
Reporter: “What do you think, generally, about sanctions against Russia?”
President-elect Donald Trump: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole, you know, age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security that we need. But I have not spoken with the senators, and I certainly will be over a period of time.”
Trump spoke to reporters for several minutes during two impromptu appearances on Wednesday.