and Russian President shared in their mutual scorn for the press as they sat surrounded by journalists at the in Osaka on Friday, the one-year anniversary of the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting that left five dead.
“Get rid of them,” Trump jokingly said of reporters.
“Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do,” the U.S. president continued.
“We also have,” Putin replied. “It’s the same.”
Trump the day before that his conversations with the Russian president are “none of your business.”
In Russia, 38 journalists have been murdered since 1992, with 26 of those occurring in the years Putin served as president, according