President Trump shot down a reporter at a joint press conference Thursday who had asked whether he told former FBI Director James Comey to back off the investigation into a former Trump administration official.

"In the light of a busy news week, people would like to get to the bottom of a couple things. Did you at any time urge director James Comey in any way, shape or form to back down on the investigation into Michael Flynn?" WJLA reporter Scott Thuman asked.

"No, no. Next question," Trump responded, gesturing for the next question.