VFW 'disappointed' audience booed the press during Trump speech

VFW 'disappointed' audience booed the press during Trump speech
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) said Tuesday that the organization is “disappointed” in its national convention attendees who booed the media during President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE’s speech earlier in the day.

“We were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press,” VFW spokeswoman Randi Law said in a statement to The Hill. “We rely on the media to help spread the VFW's message, and CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and others on site today, were our invited guests. We were happy to have them there.”

The president spoke to the VFW convention in Kansas City, Mo., delivering a wide-ranging speech in which he touted his relationship with North Korea, criticized other countries’ trade practices and railed against illegal immigration.


During his speech, Trump told audience members that what people are seeing and reading in the press about the economy is “not what’s happening.”

"This country is doing better than it's ever done before, economically," he said. "But it's all working out. Just remember: What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."

"Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” he added, pointing to members of the press and prompting jeers and boos from the audience.

Trump, who has continuously railed against the media throughout his presidency, often singles out the press during his rallies and urges audience members to heckle networks and individual reporters.