President Donald Trump still has zero respect for the media, but a crowd at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, wasn’t afraid to show that they did not agree with his uncouth remark.
“It wasn’t till I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious, and how fake the press can be,” Trump said in a video published by CNN.
The crowd booed.
Trump has an unhealthy relationship with the media and CNN in particular. In the past, he’s retweeted an image of himself and a squashed bloodied CNN logo under his shoe and the word “WINNING” printed over it. There's also a boxing fight between Trump and a CNN meme where he childishly delivered a punch to the CNN logo.
When confronted at the forum about giving an order to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump called the report, "Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories."
But a New York Times report cites four sources knowledgeable of the incident that took place between Trump and White House counsel Don McGahn. Apparently, McGahn threatened to resign if Trump followed through with his request to order the Justice Department to fire Mueller, potentially causing embarrassment and even more chips to fall.
Even with evidence and witnesses, Trump continues to add to his list of lies because he can get away with it and has yet to face any repercussions for his outlandish actions.
Social media reacted to his comment with one even calling for his resignation.
Foreign journos sitting next to me booed Trump's attack on the press.— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) January 26, 2018
Trump was booed at Davos for calling the media 'fake' & 'vicious'—what a disgusting embarrassment he is for this country, he should resign. pic.twitter.com/5428weIT4M— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 26, 2018
US journalists can learn something from international journalists who don't sit on their hands when Trump attacks media; https://t.co/NyRk0DE9k3— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 26, 2018
Trump was laughed at & booed in Davos!— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) January 26, 2018
Conservatives criticized Obama for "leading from behind" .... They must be proud Trump has turned America into a worldwide laughing stock. https://t.co/fhyVx2frcJ
Humiliated overseas yet again: Trump booed on global stage for pathetic attacks on the press https://t.co/JaU6MiPeeU— Shareblue Media (@Shareblue) January 26, 2018