After delivering a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump did Short question-and-answer sessions with WEF Chair Klaus Schwab. The second and final question Trump fielded was about exactly what experiences he had previously in his life that he thinks prepared him for the presidency.
Trump’s response was not well received. First, he bragged about his business acumen and claimed he’s “always been successful at making money” — comments that elicited laughter for the crowd. But the laughs escalated to boos after Trump took aim at the “fake news” media.
“The other thing is, I’ve always seemed to get — for whatever reason — a disproportionate amount of press or media,” Trump began. “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, and 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.”
As the crowd booed, Trump tried to walk it back.