President Trump: "I think the press makes me more uncivil than I am… I went to an Ivy League college… I'm a very intelligent person." pic.twitter.com/7TAg6RFiCM— CNN (@CNN) October 25, 2017
In remarks at the White House on Wednesday, Donald Trump couldn’t help taking some more shots at the media. The president lambasted the members of the fourth estate, and accused them of creating a false image of him.
“The press makes me more uncivil than I am,” he said. “The press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person.”
“People don’t understand, I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student, I did very well,” said Trump “I’m a very intelligent person.”
The President made the remarks before departing for a fundraiser in Texas, He also used the occasion to blast his latest critic, Arizona’s Republican senator Jeff Flake.
“When somebody says something about you that’s false, I think it’s always OK to counter-punch or to fight back,” Trump said.
While Trump did graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Trump left unmentioned his high school career at the New York Military Academy where his father sent him to rein in misbehavior, an example of which Trump cited in his most famous book “The Art of the Deal.”
“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye,” he wrote, “I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.”