Trump: ‘Fake media not happy’ with Press Conference
President Trump on Friday tweeted Rush Limbaugh’s praise of his first full press conference as president, saying the “fake media” is not happy after Thursday’s headline-making White House event.
Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
The day before, Trump denounced news reports about turmoil in his administration during a sprawling and at times pugnacious press conference that touched on topics ranging from increased reports of anti-Semitism to the departure of national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos,” Trump told reporters. “Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.”
“Tomorrow, they will say, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves at the press,’” Trump added. “I’m not ranting and raving.”
“I’m just telling you. You know, you’re dishonest people. But I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it.”
Limbaugh was among those who praised the wide-ranging clash during Thursday’s broadcast of his radio program.
“Just what the doctor ordered,” he said. “This is Donald Trump going over the head of the media right to the American people, advancing his domestic agenda and being totally transparent with these people.”
“They don’t know how to get on the same stage that he’s on,” the conservative commentator added. “The American people are gonna eat this up when they see it.”
Trump added on Twitter Friday that he is excited for a scheduled visit to Charleston, S.C., later in the day to visit a Boeing plant.
The president will purportedly witness the debut of the aviation company’s first 787-10, the latest and biggest model of its Dreamliner family.