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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Denounces Members Who Cheered At Trump’s Latest Attack On Press

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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Denounces Members Who Cheered At Trump’s Latest Attack On Press




The Veterans of Foreign Wars released a statement on Tuesday expressing “disappointment” that its national convention attendees cheered at President Trump’s latest attack on the press during his speech to the group, saying “the reporters onsite today were our invited guests and we rely on them to help spread the VFW’s message.”

“We were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press,” VFW spokesperson 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.”

During his speech to the VFW convention in Kansas City, Mo., 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.




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