Trump lashes out at journalists at Davos: “It wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be.” pic.twitter.com/XT94Ksghtx— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 26, 2018
President Donald Trump was booed by some attendees during his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday after blasting the press for its unfair coverage of him.
“As a businessman, I was always treated really well by the press. The numbers speak and things happen but I’ve always really had very good press,” said Trump, during an interview with forum founder Klaus Schwab. “It wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be.”
The line was met with some applause but also a fair amount of hissing and booing by the assembled plutocrats.
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Trump also remarked — facetiously — how he didn’t understand why the press had always been drawn to him.
“I’ve always seemed to get, for whatever reason a disproportionate amount of press or media, throughout my whole life,” he said to audience laughter. “Somebody will explain someday why, but I’ve always gotten a lot.”
The moment came after the president delivered a clean speech to the forum where he told the crowd that “America first” did not mean “America alone” and urged them to invest in their own people.
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“The nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production and a nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens, the values, pride, love, devotion and character of the people who call that nation home,” he said.
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Source: The Wrap