President Trump on Thursday claimed credit for exposing “fake news” for what it is, telling a White House youth forum that he used to get great publicity before running for office.
In an interview with conservative activist and Turning Point USA head Charlie Kirk, the president attacked the press, which he says turned on him after he declared his candidacy.
“All my life I got the greatest publicity, until I ran for office,” Trump said, according to reports. “But there’s a lot of fake news out there, and I’m proud that I exposed it.”
“People really do get it. There is a lot of fake news out there,” he added. “Nobody had any idea. I’m actually proud of the fact I exposed it to a large extent. It’s an achievement.”
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