President Donald Trump says his administration is running like a "fine-tuned machine" despite media reports to the contrary. We went eight years with President Obama, and we went many years before President Obama.

"The press has become so dishonest. I'm here again to take my message straight to the people".

"The media is trying to attack our administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made, and they are not happy about it, for whatever reason", explained Trump.

He failed to mention that Obama inherited an economy that had fallen into a major recession with hundreds of thousands of job losses and an unemployment rate that could have reached 10 percent.

"I keep my campaign promises", Trump said.

Despite the ensuing airline and airport chaos, Trump defended the roll-out of the ban and said he would announce a "new and very comprehensive order to protect our people". "Yet it is the exact opposite".

However, Mr Trump, who appeared on his own without press advisers or officials, used the opportunity to lambast the media several times, singling out the "failing New York Times" in particular for criticism.

On Michael Flynn: The ousted NSA chief is a "fine person", but "he didn't tell the vice president of the United States the facts".

He said the story should not be when, how or what his inner circle was communicating with Russian representatives but the leaks of classified information by the USA intelligence community to the news media.

The President spent much of the press conference berating what he called fake news. "The news is fake", Trump said.