He said he was never shown or told about the claims – published in full by Buzzfeed after a report by CNN – when he met intelligence chiefs last week.
‘Does anyone believe that story? I’m also very much of a germophobe by the way,’ he said at a press conference in New York.
He stared down the assembled media for the first time since he won the election Wednesday and opened with a blistering attack on the press and the intelligence community after the release of an unproven dirt dossier on him.
‘It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen. And it was gotten by opponents of ours,’ Trump said.