Fox News trumpets video of Trump trashing CNN as 'fake news'

Lester Mason
July 14, 2018

President Trump held a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May Friday morning from Chequers Court and didn't leave the lectern before a confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta. I also used to work at CNN.

"No. No. CNN is fake news I don't take questions - I don't take questions from CNN".

In his interview with The Sun, Trump slammed May over her "soft" Brexit plan, which has put May's standing as the head of the Conservative Party in jeopardy. He added that he had apologized to her since he had given her many compliments, and said that she responded "don't worry, it's only the press".

Throughout the press conference Trump praised May effusively, calling her "an incredible woman" doing a "great job".

On Friday, he deployed the term against a surprise target - a British newspaper owned by his ally Rupert Murdoch - along with two US-based networks, CNN and NBC.

The Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn said that Trump's positive quotes about May were in the piece after he said they were "fake news" because "They didn't put it in the headline, I wish they put it in the headline". "I have a lot of respect for the prime minister", he added.

Acosta continued the argument: 'Well, sir, if you're going to call us fake news you should take a question'.

The White House correspondent reportedly asked if Trump planned to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay out of USA elections in the future, to which Trump answered "yes". "Of course, it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN".

"I do not take questions from CNN", Trump said. "There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world". "To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as "fake news" is also unfair".

"In today's press conference, I paused while my colleague from CNN went back and forth with President Trump over a question".

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