President Donald Trump spoke today at Davos–the annual assemble of the ultrawealthy–and the crowd offered a somewhat mild reprimand of his posture on the instances of” fake news .”
“It wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious, and how fake the press can be–as the cameras start running off in the back, ” Trump said during his remarks.
As he spoke about the cameras going off–a reference Trump has made about networks cutting him off mid-speech, something that hasn’t happened–some in the crowd booed the president.
According to one reporter present, at the least some of the booing came from a foreign reporter.
Foreign journos sitting next to me booed Trump’s attack on the press.
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ ishaantharoor) January 26, 2018
The few boos that came were in contrast to moments earlier, when the crowd enjoyed a bit of levity from the president.
” I’ve always seems to get, for whatever reason, a disproportionate quantity of press ,” Trump said to laughter.
While that’s true, Trump’s railing against” fake news” came at an awkward day. Although the president had just called reports he held firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller” fake news ,” even Trump’s staunchest ally in the media confirmed it was true.