The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab was booed on Friday after he said President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE's leadership was victim to "biased interpretations" when addressing the forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"I'm aware that your leadership is open to misconceptions and biased interpretations," Schwab said to boos and hisses in the crowd. 


"Therefore it is so essential for us in the room to listen directly to you," he continued.

Los Angeles Times White House reporter Noah Bierman noted the "groans in the room" following Schwab's comments.

Trump was sitting on the stage as Klaus addressed the crowd. 

Klaus laid praise on Trump for the impact of the Republican-backed tax cuts on the global economy. 

"The role of the United States and your personal leadership is absolutely essential. For this reason, your message here has tremendous relevance," Klaus said. 

The president touted the impact of his administration on the stock market and the economy during his own speech at the forum but also drew boos from the crowd after he took a jab at the news media. 

"It wasn't until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be," the president said.