Trump Bashes CNN, NBC At Press Conference With Theresa May

It was President Trump's turn to call on a reporter for a question when Acosta began shouting, "Since you attacked CNN can I ask you a question?".

"CNN is fake news", Trump said as Acosta repeatedly tried to query the president. "They didn't! But they did say I already lost in my meeting with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin".

In London on Friday, Trump bashed CNN as "fake news" - along with ripping NBC News and The Star, a British tabloid - at his news conference with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Acosta continued the argument: 'Well, sir, if you're going to call us fake news you should take a question'. And as today's session with May was breaking up, Acosta shouted, "Mr. President, will you ask Putin to stay out of US elections?"

Trump also called out NBC. Johnson recently resigned as British foreign minister to protest May's handling of Britain's exit from the EU. Acosta has had a tense history of confrontation with the Trump administration, including when Trump told him to get out as he asked a question about immigration earlier this year. "She is as honest as the day is long", he said.

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Though CNN-bashing is no new thing for Trump, many wondered at the fact that he went out of his way during an global press conference to insinuate that CNN is not a real network, and the fact that other media outlets allowed it to happen.

NBC News had no comment on the exchange.

All of the cable news networks, along with ABC, CBS and NBC, carried the news conference live.

She emphasized that Trump was 'challenging these alliances that [Putin] seeks to break up and destroy'. "For the President to call her dishonest is unfair", Roberts said in a statement to TheWrap. He criticized the newspaper for not printing the positive things he said about May, although he later softened his stance when it was pointed out that the Sun released audio portions of the interview. You know if Fox News is defending these news outlets, then Trump really has gone too far with criticizing the free press. Acosta can be heard asking during the question-and-answer portion of the presser.

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