Donald Trump Blasts CNN As 'Fake News' During Press Conference
President-elect destroys CNN reporter Jim Acosta
President-elect Donald Trump called CNN 'fake news' after dismissing questions from reporter Jim Acosta regarding the report that Russia was blackmailing Trump over alleged past sex adventures.
At the press conference in New York today, Trump told CNN reporter Jim Acosta;
"Be quiet. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news"
Mr. Trump also slammed Buzzfeed, another outlet that published the report that Moscow had been spying on him, calling them a "failing pile of garbage".
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RT reports: On Tuesday, CNN reported that a memo claiming that Russia had compromising materials on Trump was shared with the outgoing president and the president-elect by the US intelligence community.
Later in the day, Buzzfeed News published the entire set of memos, which were purportedly “prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent.” The dossier had been circulating among elected officials, journalists and the intelligence community for weeks, according to Buzzfeed’s Ken Bensinger.
Included in the report was the accusation that Trump has “personal obsessions and sexual perversion,” including for graphic sex acts.
“It is disgraceful” that the US intelligence agencies allowed the two-page report that was “false and fake and never happened” to be made public, Trump said of the report published by BuzzFeed, which he called a “failing pile of garbage.”
CNN, which also published the report, said that they tried to get a comment on the story from Trump's team for "more than half a day."
“What I suspect you're seeing here is an attempt to discredit” genuine news sources, said CNN host Jake Tapper immediately after Trump's press conference.
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
CNN has sought some distance from BuzzFeed on Wednesday, saying they were "fully confident" in their own reporting and calling on Trump and his team to "identify, specifically, what they believe is inaccurate" in the network's cover