Trump berates CNN reporter: 'You are fake news'
President-elect Donald Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter during his press conference, berating the network for “fake news.” "Your organization is terrible," Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta when he tried to ask a question. "You're attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta replied. "Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news," President-elect Trump responded, before calling on a reporter from Breitbart.
President-elect Trump also praised media outlets that refrained from reporting on explosive allegations that Russia possesses compromising information about him. “I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today,” Trump said. “They came out so strongly against that fake news.” “I have great respect for the news and great respect for freedom of the press and all of that, but I will tell you that there were some news organizations with all that was just said that were so professional, so incredibly professional that I’ve just gone up a notch as to what I think of you.”
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