President Trump, in a wide-ranging and lengthy press conference on Thursday afternoon, praised former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned earlier this week. He also blasted the media for pushing out what he said was “fake news” regarding the White House’s skeptical relationship with Russia.
“Mike Flynn is a fine person and I asked for his resignation. What he did wasn’t wrong,” Trump said.
“The thing is, he didn’t tell our vice president properly and then he didn’t remember. Either way it’s not satisfactory to me,” Trump said. “It wasn’t acceptable.”
Trump added that, “what was wrong was the way that people, including yourselves (media), were given the information.” Then he ripped into the press by saying, “Many of our nation’s reporters will not tell you the truth and will not treat the wonderful people of this country with the respect that they deserve.”
From there it only got worse. The tension between the president and the press is impossible to ignore, and at times the president voiced his frustration through the use of sarcasm.
Overall, the president wasn’t happy with the media during most the press conference, and his lack of tolerance for the lies being spewed by them is really hitting a boiling point. For example, the video below shows Mr. Trump ripping into the BBC. “Where are you from?”, he asked the reporter. “The BBC,” replied the reporter. “BBC, there’s another real beauty,” said Trump. “Just like CNN.”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 16, 2017
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