Trump Booed at Davos After Trashing Press: ‘How Vicious And How Fake the Press Can Be’
During a Q&A after his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump took some shots at his favorite target — the press — and received a frosty reception from the audience.
Responding to a question about what experiences prepared him for the presidency, Trump first touted his history as a businessman, before donning his media critic hat.
“I’ve always seem to get, for whatever reason, a disproportionate amount of press or media,” Trump explained. “Throughout my whole life, somebody will explain someday why.”
“As a businessman I was always treated really well by the press,” he reminisced, before turning on the ire:
“And it wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be,” he declared, as his comments were met with a brief spurt of loud boos.
Always one to read a room, Trump added: “Overall, the bottom line, somebody said they couldn’t be that bad because here we are, we’re president.”
Washington Post writer Ishaan Tharoor said on Twitter that the culprits of the booing were foreign journalists attending the Q&A:
Foreign journos sitting next to me booed Trump’s attack on the press.
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) January 26, 2018
Watch above, via CNN.
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