Trump’s slap at ‘fake’ media draws boos, hisses from Davos crowd
President Trump’s swipe at the “fake” news media Friday at the World Economic Forum prompted some hissing and booing from the audience.
During a question-and-answer session with the forum’s founder after his main speech to the group, Trump said it wasn’t until he became a politician that he realized “how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be.”
The comment prompted some scorn from the room.
He had been asked by founder Klaus Schwab about how his past experiences had prepared him for the Oval Office. Trump noted that a businessman had never been elected president.
He said he was often “treated well” by the news media when he was a New York developer but that treatment changed when he entered politics.
Earlier Friday, Trump branded as “fake news” a story by The New York Times that he had tried to fire special counselor Robert Mueller in June.
“Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories,” he said as was he walking a groups of reporters.