Trump spoke to reporters at Camp David Saturday. Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

President Trump said, ""Everything I've done is 100 percent proper ... "That is what I do, is I do things proper," when asked about an NYT report that he asked White House Counsel Don McGahn to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself — thereby inviting a special counsel.

The president called the report "off," but did not say what about it is "off." He made the comments to the White House press pool at Camp David.

  • Trump still has confidence in both Sessions and Gary Cohn, per his responses to reporters' questions.
  • He believes Michael Wolff's new book is "a work of fictions" and thinks "the libel laws are very weak in this country."
  • He's open to talking with Kim Jong-un about the North Korean nuclear threat and hopes North Korea takes part in the Olympic games, per poolers.
  • The president spoke about his mental fitness for office on Twitter this morning "only because I went to the best colleges or college ... made billions and billions of dollars," and had "tremendous success."

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