President Trump went off on the “fake news media” for criticizing how he acted towards Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tweet Friday.
Trump labelled them “hypocrites” in his fiery response.
I got severely criticized by the Fake News Media for being too nice to President Putin. In the Old Days they would call it Diplomacy. If I was loud & vicious, I would have been criticized for being too tough. Remember when they said I was too tough with Chairman Kim? Hypocrites!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2018
Indeed, many in the media criticized Trump heavily for his rhetoric toward North Korea. Trump bragged about his nuclear button, and labeled North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “little rocket man.”
Trump made similar remarks during a Wednesday interview with CBS News, saying, “we’re living in the real world.” (RELATED: Trump Defends News Conference With Putin With Call To Pragmatism: ‘We’re Living In The Real World’)
Despite criticism of his summit with Putin, @POTUS says “I think I did great at the news conference. It was a strong news conference.” Of those who said, “you should have walked up and started screaming in his face,” Trump says, “we’re living in the real world.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 18, 2018