President Trump refused to let CNN correspondent Jim Acosta ask him a question during a UK press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling the network “fake news” and letting “real network” Fox News ask a question instead.
After criticizing CNN, Pres. Trump declines to take a question from a CNN reporter at joint presser with Theresa May. "CNN is fake news. I don't take questions from CNN."
— ABC News (@ABC) July 13, 2018
“Since you attacked CNN can I ask you a question?” Acosta said, referencing an earlier attack from Trump.
“CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” Trump responded.
“Let’s go to a real network,” he added, giving a question to Fox News correspondent John Roberts.
“Well we’re a real network too, sir,” Acosta fired back.
Trump also lashed out at an NBC reporter who asked if the president’s criticisms of U.S. allies helps Putin.
“That’s such dishonest reporting,” Trump shot back. “Of course it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN.”
At the end of the press conference, Acosta shouted a question to Trump as he walked away from the podium.
Acosta asked if Trump would tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay out of U.S. elections, to which Trump replied “yes.”