Today, President Trump addressed a grand gathering of world leaders and the obscenely wealthy servants of Mammon who dictate said leaders’ policies for them at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
He began his morning by giving a characteristically rambling and contradictory speech in which he declared that “America First” does not mean “America alone,” and complained piteously about the unfairness of global trade deals towards the United States.
He followed up his speech by a brief media appearance in front of assorted journalists from around the world and decided that would be a good time to decry the “fake news media,” evidently still upset over last night’s revelations that he had previously attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller but had been talking out of it.
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The foreign press was not having any of it, and quickly erupted in a chorus of boos.
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
“As the cameras start going off in the back,” Trump said, trying to save face. No cameras went off.
President Trump definitely overstepped his bounds in a significant way – and left with a very well deserved ego bruise.