After learning of the reporter’s affliation with CNN, Trump said “Fake News CNN; the worst.”
The President then expressed that his relationships with other world leaders are “a 10.” His statements read as follows:
The reporter’s question came as an apparent followup to concerns regarding the President’s aforementioned tariffs on Mexico, Canada, and the European Union.
Reactions to President Trump’s Answer
The rhetoric of the sitting President is inherently polarizing in today’s political climate. Trump’s supporters overwhelming laud his outspoken nature and words, while critics blast him as unprofessional and unpresidential. His statements to the CNN reporter during yesterday’s press conference are no exception.
Americans on both sides of the aisle have subsequently weighed in with their thoughts: