Trump’s fascist attacks on the free press got bad reactions in Davos.
Foreign journalists let Traitor Trump know that his authoritarian lies about fake news aren’t going to be ignored, the way so many American journalists do now when the president lets loosed with reckless, dangerous attacks on the free press.
After giving a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump agreed to a short question-and-answer session and he was asked what in his life had gotten him ready for the presidency.
The narcissist in chief instantly started taking about his press coverage and all the media attention he’s received throughout his whole adult life.
“And throughout my whole life — someone will explain someday why — but I’ve always gotten a lot. And as a businessman I was always treated really well by the press. You know, the numbers speak and things happen, but I’ve always really had a very good press.”
The lifelong publicity hound then whined that his favorable press coverage vanished when he chose to run for office.
“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 going off in the back,” he whined, ignorant of the fact that the press is just accurately depicting a pathetic excuse for a human being.
That thin-skinned lie was immediately met with a huge wave of boos and jeers from foreign press.
Foreign journos sitting next to me booed Trump’s attack on the press.
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) January 26, 2018
Friday morning, Trump used the empty charge of “fake news” while failing to dismiss a blockbuster report that he had ordered that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired last year, just as he was starting his Russia and obstruction of justice investigation.
By contrast, Trump’s lawyers refused to deny the story.
As for Trump’s incessant whining about his campaign coverage, several studies have shown that he benefited from the media’s rabid and mindless obsession on Hillary Clinton’s emails in the campaign.
Not only did Trump get far less negative coverage than Clinton in 2016, reports an exhaustive review by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, but Trump got more overall press attention. Additionally, Clinton’s “scandals” got more press coverage than Trump’s.
As president, Traitor Trump’s vicious attacks on the free press have gotten him the “top oppressor” label from the Committee to Protect Journalists, defeating some of the world’s worst dictators, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Trump’s “fake news” attacks and lies that he’s a victim might work great with his brainwashed conservative media enablers at home, however, the rest of the world knows better.