Trump Won't Take Question From 'Fake News' CNN

President-elect spars with reporter Jim Acosta at news conference
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2017 12:13 PM CST

(Newser) – Things got a little testy at Donald Trump's news conference Wednesday when a CNN reporter attempted to ask a question. (See the video here.) Trump, angry about the network's reporting on sensational (and unsupported) Moscow-related allegations, immediately shut down CNN's Jim Acosta and refused his repeated attempts to ask a question. "Your organization is terrible," said Trump, per the Hill. Acosta responded: "You're attacking us, can you give us a question?” Trump: "Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news."

CNN reported Tuesday that intelligence officials had briefed Trump about allegations that Moscow had obtained compromising information about him. Though CNN did not publish the actual documents involved—only that Trump had been given a brief synopsis of them—BuzzFeed did soon after. Trump also called out that organization: "I think it's a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. As far as BuzzFeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they're going to suffer the consequences. They already are. As far as CNN going out of their way to build it up, and, by the way, we just found out it was coming down." (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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