Offbeat Trump calls CNN 'fake news' after reporter asks him question at G-7

19:00  09 june  2018
19:00  09 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Since this wasn't an official press conference, CNN 's Jim Acosta was assigned as the pool reporter and after Trump received applause from his team, Acosta shouted out a question which Trump did not like. Acosta replied, " Mr. President, haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?"

President Trump slammed CNN as "fake news" after a reporter with the news organization asked him a question during a press briefing at the Group of Seven summit.

After the reporter asked Trump a question about tensions between him and other leaders at the G7 summit, the president asked what network he was from.

"Who are you with out of curiosity?" Trump asked the reporter, who replied that he was from CNN.

"I figured," Trump said. "Fake News CNN. The worst."

Trump then began to say that he "could tell by the question," before clarifying that he did not previously know the reporter's affiliation.

"I have no idea you're with CNN," he said. "After the question I was just curious as to who you're with, you're with CNN."

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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday would not let a reporter from CNN ask him a question during a press conference, saying that he worked for a “ fake news ” company.

You are fake news .” Acosta, appearing on CNN after the press conference, said that Spicer threatened to throw him out of the conference if he tried to ask another question . CNN eventually did get a question in, via CNN Politics reporter Jeremy Diamond

He then answered the reporter's question, defending his relationship with the other leaders of top industrialized nations present at the summit in Canada.

"I would say that the level of the relationship is a 10. We have a great relationship - Angela and Emmanuel and Justin. I would say the relationship is a 10," he said, referring to leaders from Germany, France and Canada, respectively.

Trump blasted leaders ahead of the summit over the intensifying trade battles, after he imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum affecting allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

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Trump later called it a “failing piece of garbage,” and said it would “suffer the consequences” for publishing the report. But the real argument broke out a few minutes later, when CNN ’s Jim Acosta “Since you’re attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question ,” he said.

President-elect Donald Trump accused CNN of being “ fake news ” and refused to let the network ’s reporter ask him a question at his press conference Wednesday, spurring one of the most unusual and heated exchanges at such an event.

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He has also faced criticism over his calls to reinstate Russia into the group. Russia was suspended from the then-G8 over the 2014 annexation of Crimea.

The president is planning to leave the G7 summit early to depart for Singapore, where he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

The president has been highly critical of CNN throughout his presidency, pushing back on negative coverage and referring to the network as "Fake News."

Trump Once Again Declares the Press the ‘Enemy of the People’ .
On Sunday, President Donald Trump capped off Father’s Day by accusing the FBI of providing too much information to the media. “Why was the FBI giving so much information to the Fake News Media. They are not supposed to be doing that, and knowing the enemy of the people Fake News, they put their own spin on it – truth doesn’t matter to them!” Trump wrote.

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