CNN's Acosta Tries to Pull Another Stunt — Trump Humiliates Him on World Stage

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July 13, 2018Jul 13, 2018

President Donald Trump declared CNN "fake news” in front of the world on Friday, refusing to take a question from the network during a press conference in Buckinghamshire, UK.

While Trump was taking questions from the media, CNN reporter Jim Acosta spoke out of turn and begged the president to let him ask a question.

“No,” Trump responded. “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN.”

Watch the exchange below:

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1017765258725904390

Trump then called on Fox News reporter John Roberts and remarked, “Let’s go to a real network.”

“We’re a real network too sir,” Acosta said.

Acosta has been combative toward Trump and his administration almost from day one of Trump's presidency. He regularly shouts questions out of turn and then "reports" that Trump refused to answer the question.

https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1012742143948050432

Due to these types of stunts that critics have deemed attention-seeking, Trump routinely labels Acosta and CNN "fake news" and declines to call on the network during press conferences. One time, he was even shushed by a member of the audience.

https://twitter.com/politico/status/1012742159223742464

However, it seems Trump still ended up throwing Acosta a bone at the end of the Friday news conference in the U.K.

"At the end of the news conference I asked Trump if he will tell Putin to stay out of US elections and he said 'yes,'" Acosta tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1017772316464500739

Trump is scheduled to sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a high-profile summit in Helsinki, Finland next week.

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