Trump Blasts 'Fake News' CNN, Spars With Reporter

Matthew Balan | January 11, 2017
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

Donald Trump on 11 January 2017 blasted CNN as fake news and hit the cable network for repeating and promoting unverified information out of BuzzFeed on Russia. During a press conference heavily dominated by BuzzFeed's sketchy claims about the President-elect, reporter Jim Acosta attempted to shout out a question: "Since you are attacking our news organization —" Trump shut him down: "Not you. Your organization is terrible." Acosta whined, "You are attacking our news organization. Can you give us a chance to ask a question?"

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