"Just so you understand".
The open-ended address to the White House Press Corps and other journalists gathered at the conference's NY location came a day after President Trump was laughed at by the United Nations General Assembly, which his administration quickly spun as intentional.
Trump said that he grew up hearing the phrase "innocent until proven guilty", suggesting that it was the proper application of justice in America.
During a meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump doubled down on his tweet dismissing the latest sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Pompeo said the USA has evidence that United Nations sanctions, particularly those restricting North Korean oil imports and coal exports, are being violated and he demanded that United Nations members ensure they are respected.
He said that he was looking forward to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying during Thursday's Senate hearing.
During the free-wheeling news conference, Trump continued to lash out at Democrats and label the allegations against Kavanaugh politically motivated. "'He made me happy by this sentence'".
"I don't want to be in a position where people say, 'No, thanks". Trump spoke to advisers inside and outside the White House on Sunday about the report and it did not shake his support for Kavanaugh, said a person with knowledge of the conversations who was not authorized to speak publicly.
"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", he said.
Russian Federation to supply S-300 missile defence systems to Syria
He said Moscow had refrained from providing Syria the S-300 in the past, obliging Israel's repeated requests. Moreover, the Israelis misinformed the Russians about the location of their targets.
Trump also insisted he has evidence that China is attempting to meddle in the US midterm elections.
Trump began his Tuesday address to the United Nations by ticking off a list of his administration's domestic accomplishments and statistics about the U.S. economy typical for a campaign rally in rural America but an unusual approach at the UN.
For a time, Trump told confidents that he did not need to wade into the specific allegations since they did not involve him, although they did evoke sexual misconduct allegations against him. Specifically, Washington says it has evidence of illicit ship-to-ship transfers of banned items, mainly oil, but increasingly coal and other goods.
Trump said Wednesday that Rosenstein denied making remarks attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump past year. "When I see it, I view it differently", Trump said.
In fact, he said, he'd be calling Xi on Thursday to check in following the question by a New York Times reporter. I'm not saying they had to report it. I'm going to be watching.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned council members - including his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, who sit across the table - that "enforcement of Security Council sanctions must continue vigorously and without fail until we realise final, fully verified denuclearisation". "A couple more, I don't care".
The US president referred to a Kurdish journalist as "Mr. Kurd."
He has asked friends and allies to trust and believe him when he says that he is a victim of a character assassination steeped that is rooted in ideology and lies. "Elton John said when you hit that last tune and it's good, don't go back".