Trump Refuses to Take Question From Jim Acosta

Clay Curtis
July 14, 2018

President Trump squabbled with reporters Friday and refused to take a question from "fake news" network CNN - prompting a journalist from Fox News to issue a statement defending his colleagues.

Trump claimed that he didn't criticize May in his interview with The Sun, and he even called the report "fake news". "I didn't criticize the prime minister", he said at a joint news conference with May, a few hours after the Sun splashed the story across its front page. "And unfortunately there was a story that was done, which was generally fine, but it didn't put in what I said about the prime minister, and I said tremendous things". "He also called out CNN as not a real network, fake news".

Trump was questioned today about critical statements he had made about May in an interview this week with The Sun, where he said she hadn't taken his advice about Brexit negotiations and he praised her political rival.

Trump also called out NBC. I don't take questions- I don't take questions from CNN.

When CNN reporter Jim Acosta started asking Trump if he could ask a question, Trump flatly denied his request and instead went to Fox News' John Roberts. "I don't take questions from CNN", Trump told Acosta, who's network he has long had a beef with.

"Well, we're a real network too", Acosta retorted.

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"No", Trump replied. "CNN is fake news". The interview, however, was recorded.

"We stand by our reporting and the quotes we used - including those where the President was positive about the Prime Minister, in both the paper and in our audio - and we're delighted that the President essentially retracted his original charge against the paper later in the press conference", the newspaper said in a statement. "Of course, it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN".

Interestingly, the man who heads "real network" Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, also owns the "fake news" Sun.

"For the President to call her dishonest is unfair", Roberts said. Lesson for the kids out there: "no one should ever try to do the right thing with the expectation that it will ever be reciprocated".

He said he only proceeded with his question after "it became clear that the president wasn't going to entertain a question from" Acosta.

Welker was referring to that interview when she said Trump had criticized May "on her own soil", but the Sun had noted the interview was recorded before the USA president arrived in the UK. You can watch Trump's comments below.

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