A German reporter challenged Donald Trump to address his constant accusations of “fake news” and his attacks on the media at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.
The reporter asked Trump why he is “so scared of diversity in the news and the media that you speak so often of a ‘fake news’ and that things that in the end cannot be proven, like for the fact that you were wiretapped by Mr. Obama.”
“Nice, friendly reporter,” Trump said.
Rather than respond to that question, Trump answered a question directed at Merkel about whether she believes the president’s “isolationist policy” is “dangerous.”
“I don’t believe in an isolationist policy,” Trump said. “But I also believe a policy of trade should be a fair policy. The United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years, and that is going to stop. I am not an isolationist. I’m a free trader, but I am also a fair trader. … But I am not an isolationist by any stretch of the imagination.”
“So I don’t know what newspaper you are reading, but I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news,” Trump said.
Trump tells German reporter she's reading “fake news” … "I am not an isolationist. I'm a free trader, but I'm also a fair trader." pic.twitter.com/39mVExUxXz
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