In a White House news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump says that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is a ''wonderful man' who's been treated ''very, very unfairly by the media''. He also weighs in on the thorny issue of Israeli settlements. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at a White News conference on Wednesday, that his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had been treated "very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases." Flynn quit his post on Monday after Trump asked for his resignation. The president knew for weeks that Flynn had misled the White House about his contacts with Russia but did not immediately force him out, an administration spokesman said on Tuesday. Trump also told reporters at the news conference that he would work to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians, but it would be up to the parties themselves ultimately to reach an agreement. On the subject of controversial Israeli settlements on land owned by Palestinians, Trump said to Netanyahu "I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit."