German Journalist To Trump: 'Why Are You So Scared Of Diversity?'
Hostile journalists sparred with Donald Trump on Friday at a press conference, wondering why he was “scared” of “diversity” in the media and if German Chancellor Angela Merkel has “reservations” about the President.” Kristina Dunz of the DPA German Press Agency labeled Trump an “isolationist” and disrespectful to the European Union. She then lectured, “Why are you scared of diversity in the news, in the media that you speak so often of fake news? And that things, after all, in the end cannot be proven?” After rejecting the “isolationist” tag, the Republican retorted, “I don't what newspaper you are reading. But I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news.” Later, Angsar Graw of Die Walt brought up White House claims of “alleged wiretapping on you, on Trump Tower, on Trump organization.”
Bringing up past wiretapping of Merkel by Barack Obama, Trump motioned to his counterpart and zinged “As far as wiretapping, I guess, this past administration — at least we have something in common, perhaps.” Finally, Mark Halperin of ABC News encouraged the German Chancellor to insult Trump: “President Trump has got a different style than most recent past presidents. I'm wondering what you think of that style? If you think it's good for the world or if you have got any reservations?” In January, a BBC journalist at a press conference told the President that his “alarming beliefs” worry the British. In February, Trump skipped the networks at a press conference with the Japanese prime minister. He did the same thing a few days later after meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister.
NewsBusters: German Journalist to Trump: 'Why Are You So Scared of Diversity?'