President Donald Trump refused pleas for a question from fake news CNN’s Jim Acosta during Friday’s joint press conference in the U.K. with Prime Minister Theresa May.
When it was President Trump’s turn to call on a reporter for a question 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.
“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.advertisement - story continues below
Jim Acosta knew that President Trump was not going to call on him for a question, the president has made it perfectly clear that he does not like CNN because they are, after all, fake news. Their reporting is so biased against Trump that they don’t even report on his accomplishments when they are due.
So no, you don’t get to ask the President of the United States a question Jim Acosta, because you are fake news.