‘Disappointed’: Veterans Group Defends Press After Members Booed Media During Trump Speech
President Donald Trump trashed the “fake news’ again during his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a nonprofit group. At one point Trump told attendees not to “believe the crap you see from these people” before teeing off on CNN and NBC.
Trump’s media-bashing is pretty rote at this point, but the VFW ended up putting out a statement late this afternoon that both defended the media, and condemned its members that booed the press:
Today, we were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press during President Trump’s remarks. We rely on the media to spread the VFW message, and @CNN, @NBCNews, @ABC, @FoxNews, @CBSNews, & others on site today, were our invited guests. We were happy to have them there.
— VFW National HQ (@VFWHQ) July 24, 2018
At one point when the president was defending his tariffs, he even told attendees, “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
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