President Donald Trump on Friday hit back at a German reporter who asked him about his obsession with labeling any piece of information he didn’t like as “fake news.”
During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German reporter asked the president both why he supported isolationist trade policies, and why he was “so scared of diversity in the news,” referring to Trump’s repeated attacks on unfriendly media outlets.
Trump started off his response by sarcastically calling her a “nice, friendly reporter” before pivoting to her first question about his support for protectionism.
“I am a trader, I am a fair trader,” Trump insisted. “I am a trader that wants to see good for everybody worldwide, but I am not an isolationist by any stretch of the imagination.”
Trump then moved on to attacking the media for giving off the impression that he’s an isolationist.
“I don’t know what newspaper you’re reading, but I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news,” he said.
As Trump accused the reporter of spouting “fake news,” Chancellor Merkel looked up from her lectern and gave the president a pointed stare.
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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
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 17, 2017
Victoria’s Secret to cancel annual fashion show
US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret said it was cancelling its annual fashion show which usually draws millions of TV viewers, saying it was shifting its marketing strategy following criticism and weak financial results.
"Did we see a specific material impact on short-term sales in response to the airing of the fashion show?" asked Stuart Burgdoerfer, the finance director of parent company L Brands.
"As a general matter, the answer to that question is no," he told analysts in a conference call Thursday.
He added that Victoria's Secret would be "communicating to customers, but nothing that I would say is similar in magnitude to the fashion show".
Democrats intend to present Mueller findings in next round of impeachment hearings
House Democrats would like to hold at least one impeachment hearing on findings from Robert Mueller's report, but must first sort out court challenges to witnesses and evidence from that investigation.
Roger Stone's trial, which ended in a guilty verdict on all seven counts, raised new questions about whether President Donald Trump perjured himself in written responses to the special counsel's questions, and Democrats may present that evidence and examine Mueller's findings on obstruction of justice, reported Politico.
Joe Biden under fire for telling immigrant rights activist demanding end to deportations to ‘vote for Trump’
The former vice president also told climate activists that they "listen to Bernie too much" after they demanded he reject corporate cash.
During a campaign event in Greenwood, South Carolina Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden told a protestor who confronted him over the Obama administration's mass deportation policies to "vote for Trump," prompting outrage from immigrant rights groups and activists.
"By now, it is clear that the immigrant community cannot trust Biden."—Carlos Rojas, Movimiento Cosecha