Trump Fires Off Tweet Bragging About His ‘Successful’ Trip To Davos, Gets Brutal Response
President Donald Trump is back in the United States after traveling to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week. Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday night after a nine-hour flight from Zurich, the White House reported.
During his short time in Davos, Trump sought to pitch his “America first” message to the annual gathering of global elites often derided by the president and his allies.
“As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also,” Trump told a crowd on the last day of the forum.
He later declared the U.S. “open for business,” and reassured conference-goers that he was committed to upholding free trade principles.
Trump also took his battle with the U.S. media on to the global stage by using his speech in Davos to accuse the press and TV critics of being “mean, vicious and purveyors of fake news.”
Members of the audience of business leaders, politicians, academics and media representatives at the World Economic Forum responded to the president’s renewed onslaught by booing him.
Trump tweeted while heading back to Washington on Friday that his speech was “well received.” He later dubbed his trip a success while speaking to reporters at the White House.
His tweet was met with a barrage of negative responses, mocking him for embarrassing America overseas. Read some highlights below:
Heading back from a very exciting two days in Davos, Switzerland. Speech on America’s economic revival was well received. Many of the people I met will be investing in the U.S.A.! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2018
You got booed. pic.twitter.com/55DN3iE5Zx
— RuPaul Ryan (@itsrupaulryan) January 26, 2018
Get a life!!!
Show me video footage of them booing.. if not and you have no reliable source it's nothing but lies
— The New Movie Review (@pagebook7) January 26, 2018
Who cares. You’re going home to an Obstruction Charge.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) January 26, 2018
How did it feel getting booed?
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) January 26, 2018
— William🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@onegoal777) January 27, 2018
The only way that speech was well received was if you paid each audience member $130,000.
— Ian Hoffman (@iandhoffman) January 26, 2018
lol no one likes you
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) January 26, 2018
You were booed. You are truly the most dishonest president of all time.
— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) January 26, 2018
No it really wasn’t well received they laughed and even boo’d you mr president . Maybe stay home next time 💯
— Tracy (@TraceyMM5) January 26, 2018
I do not believe a word you said…
— Lonnie Shapiro (@lonnieshapiro) January 26, 2018
For what, so you can face Mueller? You do know that day is coming, and it won’t end pretty for you! I’m looking forward to you going to prison!
— Carolyn Glenn (@59carjacgln) January 26, 2018
Coming soon to a TV near you… pic.twitter.com/dSCDI0qhSL
— Mr. Boyce (@DaleRBoyce) January 26, 2018
What is your response to Trump?