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Trump Calls CNN’s Jim Acosta ‘Fake News’. Acosta Responds: ‘Haven’t You Spread A Lot Of Fake News Yourself, Sir?’

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Trump Calls CNN’s Jim Acosta ‘Fake News’. Acosta Responds: ‘Haven’t You Spread A Lot Of Fake News Yourself, Sir?’





President Trump on Monday pushed back on questions about why it took him two days to directly condemn white supremacists for their deadly violence at a weekend rally in Charlottesville, Va.

“They’ve been condemned. They have been condemned,” Trump said when he was asked to explain his failure to single out white nationalist groups over the weekend and instead chose to blame “many sides” for what happened at the rally.

CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Trump why he did not hold a press conference. Trump had promised reporters on Friday that he would hold a “pretty big press conference” on Monday.

The president replied, “we had a press conference. We just had a press conference,” even though none was held on Monday.

Acosta then asked whether reporters could ask him some more questions.

“It doesn’t bother me at all, but I like real news, not fake news,” Trump said, pointing directly at Acosta. “You’re fake news.”

“Haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?” Acosta fired back as the president exited the room.



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