During Donald Trump’s press conference today at Trump Tower, he refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta after the network breathlessly reported a fake memo as news yesterday.
As Trump was taking questions at random from around the room, Acosta shouted, “Since you’re attacking us, can you give us a question!”
US President-elect Donald Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter at the press conference pic.twitter.com/ihM1bZVOjW
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Initially ignoring Acosta, Trump attempted to call on another reporter, but Acosta continued yelling, accusing Trump of “attacking our news organization.”
“No, not you,” Trump said to Acosta. “Not you. Your organization is terrible,” Trump said.
“Quiet, quiet,” Trump continued as Acosta repeatedly yelled over him.
“She’s asking a question, don’t be rude,” Trump said as another reported tired to speak.
As Acosta continued to shout, Trump said, “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”
“Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate,” Acosta scolded Trump as he moved.