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Trump Instructs Latvian President Not To Call On American Reporters: ‘Real News, Not Fake News’

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Trump Instructs Latvian President Not To Call On American Reporters: ‘Real News, Not Fake News’




President Trump during a press conference with Baltic leaders Tuesday mocked the American press as “fake news,” telling the president of Latvia to pick a “Baltic reporter” to ask a question instead.

“Pick a reporter, please,” Trump said to the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis.

“A Baltic reporter ideally. Real news, not fake news.”

Trump frequently attacks media networks that are critical of his presidency as “fake news.”

Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted a personal attack of CNN president Jeff Zucker.

“Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately,” Trump tweeted. “They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!”

CNN then responded to Trump in a tweet.



“Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN’s employees are of no interest to us,” CNN tweeted.




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