US President Donald Trump Insults Journalists in Davos

2018-01-30 10:00


The Journalist Support Committee Condemns US President Donald Trump's Insults to Journalists in Davos

On Friday, January 26, 2018, President Donald Trump criticized the press at the World Economic Forum in Davos, describing it as "nasty, mean and fake" press, terms rejected by the Journalist Support Committee for marking a clear violation of Press Freedom.

"It wasn’t until I became a politician, that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be", President Trump stated. The US president's remarks have angered journalists who booed and laughed in the conference room which can accommodate up to 1,500 people.

Mr. Trump slammed the New York Times journal on his arrival at the forum where he answered the reporters' question about seeing Robert Mueller that it is "fake news" and "a Typical New York Times fake stories".

The Journalist Support Committee has rejected these successive insults on the media and journalists by the American president. Since President Trump came to power, many media outlets that criticize his policies have been labeled with the most egregious and morally inappropriate and offensive language, as well as insulting a large number of journalists and media professionals.

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Journalist Support Committee - Switzerland
29 January 2018