The focus of 2020’s Davos conference in Switzerland has been climate change. Donald Trump isn’t buying it, as he has used his platform to complain about climate activist Greta Thunberg. He has also repeatedly referenced the United States economy.
On Wednesday morning, Trump took aim at the press of the United States. While discussing what he perceives to be media bias, he wondered why Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity haven’t won Pulitzer Prizes.
While speaking to reporters, the President lamented, “If we could straighten out the press in our country, we would have a place that would be so incredible.The press is so dishonest, so corrupt. I read it all the time.”
Trump then blasted the press for the lack of coverage for when he does something he perceives to be important. “I don’t mind bad stories,” he claimed. “I deserve bad stories sometimes. But when I do something great. But when I do something great or good, let it be written good.”
The President continued, “People got Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of me and it turned out they were totally wrong. Other people, Sean Hannity, Rushbo (Rush Limbaugh), a lot of great people. A lot of great writers, they got it right. They didn’t get Pulitzer Prizes, but they got it right.”
It is not clear who Trump believes, “got the story wrong.” The Washington Post’s David Farenthold won a Pulitzer in 2017 for revealing the President’s false claims about charity. The Trump Organization recently settled with the State of New York over accusations of charity fraud.
Watch a clip of Trump’s comments below:
At Davos, President Trump complains that Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh haven't won any Pulitzer Prizes. pic.twitter.com/4nkuwqORQx
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 22, 2020
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