President Trump on Wednesday lamented “unfair” treatment by the media in his first public remarks since a bombshell report that he pressured then-FBI Director James Comey to drop his probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately by the media. No politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Trump told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
The president sought to use his battle against the media as a parable for graduates as they begin their Coast Guard service.
“Over the course of your life, things happen to you that you do not deserve and are not always warranted,” he said. “But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.”
Trump added: “You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.”
“You can’t let them get you down,” he said.