At the very end of today’s joint press conference with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, President Donald Trump just couldn’t help himself and decided to take a shot at his favorite target — the media.
After the Middle Eastern monarch criticized the press for causing issues with Qatar, claiming Kuwait was the target of Qatari media attacks, Trump ended the presser by making the following observation:
“Well, that is a problem that we will get resolved, and I’m very, very honored and happy to know that you have problems with the media also.”
Immediately, reporters and journalists took to Twitter to highlight the fact that Kuwait has a history of jailing members of the media — and Trump just commended the country’s leader for criticizing the press.
Kuwait's emir jails journalists for insulting him. Trump joked that he's "honored" to hear the emir say he also has problems witht he media.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 7, 2017
"I am very, very honored and happy to know that you have problems with the media also," Trump tells emir of Kuwait, who targets reporters.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) September 7, 2017
Ending press Conf, Trump joked about shared "problems with the media" with the Emir of a country (Kuwait) that jails journalists.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 7, 2017
Trump ends presser by saying he's happy Kuwait's emir "also has problems with the media." Freedom House rates Kuwaiti media as "partly free"
— Oren Kessler (@OrenKessler) September 7, 2017
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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