|Chris Ruddy, President Trump|
Accoridng to The Hill, Ruddy was among roughly 30 business leaders who attended a dinner with Trump at his New Jersey golf course on Tuesday. After the president delivered remarks about his administration's economic successes, several guests went around the room and made brief remarks.
Ruddy, a friend of Trump's who runs the conservative website, introduced himself as "an enemy of the people that actually supports Donald J. Trump."
Some in the room laughed at Ruddy's comments, a reference to the latest moniker the president has deployed against the news media.
"Thank you very much, Chris," Trump responded.
Ruddy recently defended Trump's outbursts toward the press, saying he believes it "comes out of emotion" in response to negative coverage.