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Trump jokes with the leader of Kuwait about having 'problems with the media'

President Trump on Thursday wrapped up his joint press conference with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah with a jab at the press. "I'm very, very honored and happy to know that you have problems with the media also," Trump said, looking over at the Kuwaiti leader, who laughed.

The Washington Post's Aaron Blake noted that Kuwait "forbids criticism of the emir." Journalists have been sentenced to jail for offenses.

Trump took only one question from a U.S. reporter before ending the press conference.