President Donald Trump refused pleas for a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during Friday’s joint press conference in the U.K. with Prime Minister Theresa May.
It was President Trump’s turn to call on a reporter for a question when Acosta began shouting, “Since you attacked CNN can I ask you a question?” He continued to make pleas for a question as Trump called on John Roberts of Fox News.
Trump in U.K. refuses pleas from CNN’s Acosta for question, “CNN is fake news, I don’t take questions from CNN…let’s go to a real network” … takes question from John Roberts of Fox News, Acosta: “Well we’re a real network too sir” – during joint briefing with PM Theresa May pic.twitter.com/hw2nUYsBD2
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“John Roberts, go ahead John,” said Trump over the continued shouts from Acosta.
“Can I ask you a question,” Acosta continued.
“No, no,” said Trump.
“CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions- I don’t take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” Trump declared.
“John Roberts of Fox. Let’s go to- Let’s go to a real network,” said Trump.
Acosta shot back, “Well we’re a real network too sir.”
Roberts then began putting his question to the president through the microphone provided to him as the reporter granted a question by the president.
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